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    1. Suck the stench, bacteria, and moisture out of your shoes by simply tossing in a pair of charcoal deodorizers whenever you're not wearing them, so you can make peace with your roommates and don't have to toss them out just because they've decided to wage a war with all of your noses.


    They're reusable up to two years! Check out our full review, "Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers," to learn more!

    Promising review: "This is the second set we've purchased, after trying them on my husband's work shoes for a few months and seeing great results. They dry out sweaty shoes, reduce odors, and keep regularly worn footwear feeling fresh. Every few months I do remember to set them out in the sunshine for an hour, which is super simple as far as product maintenance goes. We keep them right with our shoe rack, ready to rest in any shoe that comes along. β€”Katie S.

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.95 (also available in two pairs and three pairs).

    2. Keep your teeth pearly white at all times of the day β€” especially if you're an avid coffee or tea drinker, with a bleach-free, vegan Tarte teeth whitening pen that has a natural, calcium quick, mess-free application.


    Promising review: "Well, I'm in shock. These types of pens never work well for me. I always end up junking them. This for real works. I'm so pumped! It's fantastic. If you're a skeptic of these types of pens, try this one. It's been two days of using this twice a day and it has made my teeth a couple shades whiter. I'm a coffee and Coke Zero lover. This stuff has really done a great job so far. Can't wait to see more results!" β€”alwayslatekate

    Get it from Tarte or Sephora for $22.

    This is our pick for best low-priced teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    3. Snap on a bra band extender if you need a lil' more leeway around the girls, but don't want to end up buying new bras β€” because saving $$$ is also the name of the game!, Amazon

    These are also great for creating a custom fit if you have trouble finding your exact size in stores! Take that, VS.

    Promising review: "These have been amazing during my pregnancy. I really can't rave enough. When my body started changing, I went out and bought a new bra (I'm a 32 and got a 34), but soon it started feeling tight on me. I didn't need another bra because the cups still fit fine, and then I found these extenders and they made all the difference! I can extend without buying new bras! They are sooo soft and comfortable, you can't really feel or tell they are there. I've already recommended them to all of my pregnant friends!" β€”Mari

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in sets with different number of hooks and spacings).

    4. And invest in some bra washing bags to prevent your expensive lingerie from snagging or getting destroyed. We all know hand washing is how we *should* be washing them, but WHO HAS THE TIME?


    Promising review: "These things work so much better than the laundry bags we used to use. They do a much better job of protecting delicates and can really hold a surprising amount. The zippers on these are very well made, open and close easily, don't have any jagged teeth exposed, and have proved to be very durable so far. I wouldn't hesitate to buy these again." β€”JMac

    Get a set of three bags from Amazon for $12.45+ (available in two sizes).

    5. Fight persisting headaches and migraines with a pocket-sized Migrastil roll-on relief stick that'll provide cooling relief and numb your headache's intensity with a blend of essential oils that *are NOT* overpowering or nauseating.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    For situations that *don't* need a doctor's visit, this might just do the trick and tide you over! Read a BuzzFeeder's full review on why this migraine stick has basically saved her life (and many others)!

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." β€”Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. Get some well-deserved rest with a cooling, pillow-like eye compression mask that'll shut out any and all light and conform to the shape of your face/eyes to mitigate headaches (especially light-induced ones!), sinus pain, eye puffiness, and eye strain.


    Don't try heating it up, y'all. It should only go in the fridge, if you so choose! If you want a heated mask, try this one.

    Promising review: "Loved this so much I bought two. Helps to relieve tension headaches and sun headaches after being at the beach all day. Provides instant relief. Blocks light well. Soft material. I like the weight of the beads. Took this with me on our trip to Hawaii β€” I don't travel without it." β€”I. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $9.09.

    7. Skip an expensive visit to the repair shop and restore all of your dull-looking jewelry right at home with a polishing pen to its original state, aka the glorious shining gem it was when you first got it β€” and now will forever be., Amazon

    This twist-to-dispense pen contains micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer to give your diamonds and precious stones the VIP treatment they deserve.

    Check out our full review, "This Pen Will Keep Your Diamonds Sparkling Until The End Of Time," to learn more!

    Promising review: "I can't even believe how well this worked! I got engaged a month ago and I started noticing that my ring looked dull and I wanted to find something that would get under the rungs and clean it well. As soon as I rinsed this off, it sparkled like the day I got it! I can't wait to clean my mum's β€” she hasn't cleaned hers in 21 years and I know it will work amazing on hers too!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get one from Amazon for $5.49 or a two-pack for $12.13.

    8. Klutz-proof your (and your friends') wine drinking habits and use shatterproof stemless wine glasses that won't break no matter how overly confident you get with your tipsy dancing β€” really, let's not get broken glass involved in any way β€” and can be (roughly) tossed into the dishwasher afterwards.


    These are made of Tritan plastic, which is more durable than regular plastic.

    Promising review: "The box says these are dishwasher-safe and you can expect to hand these glasses to your grandchildren as an heirloom because they will retain their quality. I believe it. I've tried to abuse these glasses (dropping them, dishwasher, using them as kids' cups, etc.) and haven't found a scratch or blemish. On the shelf and in the hand, they look like glass. I'm having great fun dropping these for the uninitiated." β€”Marc

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in sets of two, four, and eight).

    9. Use Wine Away stain remover to magically erase any tipsy spills that might have occurred last night...or a month ago...without having to break out the whole cleaning kit. No bleach required, and it leaves a fresh citrus scent behind!, Amazon

    It claims to also work on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents!

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." β€”PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    10. Stamp on perfectly-shaped wings every dang time with a double-ended eyeliner pen to save you the agony and frustration of drawing (and re-drawing) your own wings.


    The other side of the pen is regular liner, so you can finish the job!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." β€”LadyMeow

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    Read our full rundown on this product in If You Hate Doing Winged Eyeliner, You 100% Need This Cat-Eye Stamp, and see what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    11. Slow drinkers, save yourself the disappointment of sipping on lukewarm or watered-down beverages by dumping your hot tea or iced coffee into a Mira Alpine Insulated Water Bottle that'll keep your beverages as cold (up to 24 hours!) and hot (up to 12 hours!) as you intended them to be.


    Why does this water bottle do its job the best? It has triple-walled vacuum insulation, which is why it can keep your liquids hot and cold for so dang long!! But no matter the temperature, your bottle won't ~sweat~ on the outside. It also comes with two lids: a stainless steel lid with a carry handle and a black sports cap that lets you conveniently drink water one-handed while working out. It has a wide-mouth opening, which is great for loading in ice and/or lemon slices. The powder coated bottle finish provides a slip-free grip. All caps are BPA-free! Hand wash only though!

    Promising review: This bottle is AMAZING! I got the 17 oz one and I am so happy with it. I tell everyone to get one, and I'm purchasing another. I left ice cold water in this bottle in my car when I arrived at work at about 8 a.m. It was a sunny, hot day and my windows were up. At 4 p.m. when I left, I got stuck in traffic and was thirsty. I assumed that it would be hot or at least warm, but in desperation I tried anyways. The water was STILL ICE COLD! After about eight hours in a sweltering car! I couldn't believe it. I'm sold! The outside is also perfect for decorating with fun vinyl stickers." β€”Stacey Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in three sizes).

    This is our pick for best low-priced insulated water bottle on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    12. Keep your water bottles and any other deep-reaching containers sparkling clean and odor-free with biodegradable Bottle Bright cleaning tablets β€” don't even try scrubbing away at old stains when you can just pop a tablet in and let it work its magic.

    Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; even though it won't foam as much it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either, but it did!" β€”MisterPlow

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of 12 and 36).

    13. Cut down on blow drying time and save your arm from soreness and spritz on some L'OrΓ©al Paris Quick Dry Primer Spray, which is especially handy when it's too cold for air drying and/or your hair is getting really long β€” you'll never be late to any appointments or events again!


    Promising review: "This is absolutely essential for me to have in the winter. My hair is over two feet long and it takes a very long time to blow dry it and I need this in order to get out the door in a timely fashion every morning. I spritz it liberally on my wet hair and blow dry with my round ceramic brush until it's almost completely dry." β€”SLW

    Get it from Amazon for $3.72.

    14. Stop locking yourself out of your accounts and keep all of your super hard and complicated passwords in a log book you can reach for at a second's notice β€” plus, if you're paranoid that your passwords aren't safe in an online doc, this is the solution., Amazon

    Promising reviews: "My wife purchased this to replace our little note pads that had all our login info. I like the added areas for Wi-Fi names and pass-codes. I would recommend using a pencil that way when passwords change they can be changed in the book." β€”Darren

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    15. Never miss out on a single Instagrammable moment because your phone inconveniently died with a ultra-compact, portable Anker battery pack that'll have enough juice for 3.6 charges for an iPhone 8 and 2.2 charges for an Galaxy S9 β€” it also easily fits into (deep) pockets or small purses, and easily recharges via USB ports or an outlet adapter.


    And if you're like me and still have an iPhone 6, then the number of charges you get is even higher! I own this baby and it's been LIFE-CHANGING, especially when traveling.

    Promising review: "Initially purchased this for a trip to an amusement park where I would be using my phone heavily to take pics, video, track kids, and purchases. I was able to fully charge my phone twice and still had about half the power left on this battery pack." β€”Juan G. Urbaez

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors).

    And check out our picks for best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    16. Make friends with dark, less-than-ideal lighting by clipping on a rechargeable ring light with three brightness settings and 36 LEG bulbs, so you can document all of your going-out adventures, do your makeup with precision, or just have additional white-based lighting to make your selfies look like ~professional shoots~.


    Promising review: "OH MY GOODNESS! I am obsessed! I bought these for gifts for two of my teammates, but I'm keeping one for myself and ordering more. I was seriously shocked at how bright the lights are! I love that there are three settings. I compared it to my expensive ring light, and for the price and the size of this, it's so perfect!" β€”Nichole Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. Say goodbye to wasting time not being able to slice through your produce with a non-intimidating and ergonomic Kitchen IQ knife sharpener that'll make your old knives much more efficient with just a few swipes β€” because cooking is hard enough as it is, amirite?


    And! If you've invested in expensive cutlery, you gotta extend the life of those babies as best as you can! Read a BuzzFeeder's full review (#4) on why this lil' gadget is totally worth it!

    Promising review: "Who likes a dull knife? Not this guy. Who likes expensive, time consuming sharpening stones? No thank you! This little sharpener is surprising good for the price! I ordered it along with a knife because it saw that it was cheap and the reviews were good. I wasn't expecting much because I've owned several cheap sharpeners. This one surprised me immediately. On the coarse side, you can see the metal shavings peeling off with every stroke. I tested it on an old kitchen knife that had lots of little chips in it and the sharpener took out all the chips in just a few strokes. After taking it through the fine side I was able to shave hair off my arm. I'm sure there are better sharpeners out there, but I doubt you'll find one for this price that's comparable." β€”Stephen Lee Klein

    Get it from Amazon for $5.50 (available in three colors).

    If you're also in the market for new knives to use with this sharpener, check out our picks for best chef's knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    18. Try out a nifty Rapid Slicer tool to make awkwardly small fruits and veggies a total breeze to slice β€” and it also works well on hard-to-cut, textured food like chicken breasts!

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love this slicer! I rarely write reviews, but this literally changed my life. I have fibromyalgia and have trouble gripping things. I also have a host of tiny scars on my hands from cutting myself instead of the vegetables. I am stunned by how easy this is to use, and the protection it gives my hands! And it's low-tech! And it cleans easily! I'm still having trouble believing that a $13 product is doing so much to make my life easier and more painless." β€”Theresa

    Get it from The Grommet for $11.66 (originally $12.95) or Amazon for $14.95.

    19. Stop fighting with knots and tearing out your hair with a detangling wizard β€” aka the Wet Brush β€” that has incredibly soft and flexible bristles that smoothly comb through knotted hair, wet or dry.,

    Promising review: "It's official. I'm a believer. I've heard the rave reviews of the Wet brushes, but I thought it was probably a lot of hype. I have long, super thick hair that's straight but tangles easily. I've dealt with knots for years and just thought that was a part of the deal if I wanted to keep my hair long. Not with this little brush. Four strokes and the knots are G.O.N.E. Seriously, I don't know what kind of magic it performs but it's awesome β€” it untangles my hair every time, and fast!" β€”Crystal Cooper

    Read our deep dive, "If Tangled Hair Is Your Worst Nightmare, This Brush Will Be Your Hero," to learn more!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.38+ (available in 10 colors).

    20. Pop in a few reusable wool dryer balls to keep your clothes feeling like super soft clouds, no matter how rough those laundromat machines are on them β€” plus, you can save $$$ on disposable dryer sheets and pricey softeners!


    No chemicals also means it's safer for sensitive skin types, i.e. babies! They also supposedly last for up to 2000 washes!! Damn.

    Promising review: "They reduce drying time by a third and cut down on static cling. Clothes come out less wrinkled. The price I paid for these is nothing compared to the $ I'm saving on electricity and fabric softener!" β€”AFear

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. If you want nice skin but don't want to stick to a regimen, try a Blithe green tea splash mask for a gentle but pore-clarifying facial that'll play nice with your impatience β€” just pour a capful (or half capful, like I do) of liquid, pat onto your face for 15 seconds (!!!), and rinse off!

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "My skin is very oily, but prone to eczema and breakouts, and is super sensitive. Most serums clog my pores, so I rely on other methods to treat my acne. This mask has brightened my skin, made it so smooth, and really calmed and healed it in just a matter of a few days. I've been using it daily and it hasn't irritated my face at all. I use it in the shower and pour it into my hand, but I think I may transfer it to a spray bottle to make it less wasteful. It stings a little if you have any irritated areas, but it's nothing intolerable. I don't like having a complicated skincare routine, and this does the work of a few different products." β€”Leslina

    Read our deep dive, "If You're Lazy But Want Nice Skin, 15-Second Splash Masks Are The Perfect Skin Care Hack," to learn more about how this mask works!

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    22. Relieve your dry, tight face in a matter of seconds with a trio of collagen-infused Mario Badescu facial sprays, whether you're 32,000 feet in the air and feeling the cabin dryness or in a heater-blasting office, spritzing yourself is way easier than dealing with sticky moisturized-covered fingers.

    –Aloe, cucumber, and green tea: to wake up dull tired, skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions. Also popular for treating breakouts throughout the day.

    –Aloe, chamomile and lavender: to comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, overall de-stress both you and your complexion.

    –Aloe herbs and rosewater: to hydrate, and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

    Promising review: "My husband and I are both obsessed with these sprays! The rosewater is great to set your make up and refresh throughout the day, green tea is great to spray on your face first thing in the morning to help wake you up, and I love using the lavender at night to wind down!" β€”NoleChick97

    Check out our deep dive, "This Facial Spray is $7 And Will Make You Feel Refreshed AF," to learn more!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    23. Speed up your pimple's healing process by sticking on practically invisible CosRx Clear Fit Master Patches, which are meant to be worn during the daytime and are thinner than the original Master Patches β€” armed with both, you can deflate nasty whitehead pimples that dare to show up unannounced before an important party or event.

    Urban Outfitters, Amazon

    These babies go perfectly under makeup, if you wear it, and form a ~protection bubble~ around the pimples, so they're not exacerbated by your foundation.

    Promising review: "Truly rids my skin of the discomfort that comes with pimples! These patches gets rid of them with ease and saves me from scarring!" β€”Mark A. Kaplan

    Get a single pack of 18 clear fit patches from Amazon for $4.90, or the original patches in a single pack of 24 (with three different patch sizes) from Urban Outfitters for $6.

    24. Stay accountable with your vitamins intake by subscribing to Care/of, which is a customizable service based on your personal needs and delivered straight to your door.


    They personalize your daily vitamin pack according to your health concerns, diet, and lifestyle β€” just fill out the quiz and they'll come up with a suggested vitamin regimen. They even include information as to what the benefit of each supplement is and what studies there are to back it up!

    Subscriptions start at $5 per month.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review here to learn more about how the service works!

    25. Forgo lengthy, trial-y bathroom visits (sorry, you'll have to do your Instagram scrolling elsewhere) and relieve days-old constipation with an iconic, FDA-registered Squatty Potty that'll also help you improve your long-term colon health β€” in and out, everyone!


    Promising review: "I'd been constipated for days before this product arrived, and within minutes of having it in my possession, the unicorn magic took over." β€”Mr. and Mrs. Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. Microwave your way to perfectly soft al dente pasta and a perfectly lazy meal by using a handy cooking gadget β€” just heat it up, pop on the lid (which acts as a strainer) to drain, add your fave store-bought pasta sauce and voila, dinner is served!


    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man...I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti β€” either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterwards. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly-measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot and then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time; and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy to clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" β€”Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. Avoid having to replace your pricey lightning cables by attaching some flexible silicone cable savers and prevent those delicate cords from fraying and straight-up breaking.


    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks β€” the latter at $80 or $90 a pop β€” I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether, attempted electrical tape repairs notwithstanding. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Simple as can be and works like a charm. Plus, fun colors make it easy to tell your gear from everyone else's at a glance. What's not to like? Genius." β€”ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in four color combos).

    28. Zap away any unwelcome lint, fluff, and pilling with a fabric shaver so you can reverse the damage of accidentally washing your favorite hand-wash sweaters, scarves, etc. and continue wearing them out in public β€” instead of justifying buying new clothes., Amazon

    It comes with three hole sizes, two speeds, three shave heights for customized cutting distance, and a removable trash container. It also comes with a protection cap and cleaning brush!

    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked great and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops β€” and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever!" β€”morningfield

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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