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    36 Things Under $20 That Probably Warrant An Adulting Medal

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    1. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses to help your poor, overly-strained peepers from really ~feeling it~ (i.e. eye fatigue, headaches, blurred version, ability to sleep) after staring at a computer all day. Just because you *have* to for work doesn't mean all hope is lost! And um, how stylish are they?,

    Look at you, a champion of ophthalmologic health!

    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 11 colors/patterns).

    2. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence, because you NEED to wear sunscreen EVERY DAY* and because you make great choices, you'll choose one that disappears into your skin pretty much instantly, feels like it's barely there, and doesn't leave a damn white cast. Literally none. Because you deserve better than that.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this sunscreen. It’s light, effective, smells like lemons, doesn’t break me out, and can be reapplied multiple times without any pilling (I don’t wear makeup, so this last one might be different for someone who does). I ran out of this for just a couple of days while my new order was arriving and decided to use an SPF from Supergoop. Never again! I looked greasy and felt gross the whole time, plus my skin broke out. Terrible! Thankfully I went straight back to the Biore Watery Essence once it arrived, and life was good again." —Jasmine Rice

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    If you'd prefer a mineral sunscreen option, Neutrogena UltraSheer SPF 50 is a great and super reliable option!

    *IMPORTANT ALERT: if you're for some reason not convinced you need to wear sunscreen EVERY day, check out this post where we asked derms to address popular sunscreen myths!

    3. A compact, reusable bug bite suction tool that'll magically suck away insect venom, saliva, and other irritants, and stop that darn itching/swelling in its tracks! Mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice (and more!), meet your imminent match — a smart tool and a smarter owner.

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    While you can use it later on, it definitely works best as soon as you realize you've been bitten. There are really only two steps: press down for the suction, and then lift up the handles! The suction should be strong, but it should never hurt to use — you have control over the strength of the suction, so try it out on a non-affected area to see what's comfortable for you! Also, for bee stings, use the handles to scrape off the stinger first before using the suction. Check out their "How It Works" page to make sure you're using it properly and safely.

    Promising review (for the above photo): "If you've been considering buying this, just do it! It's been the best thing to have around! We've had plenty of bug bites since I bought it, and almost immediately we feel better after using this, and the itching stops! Tonight my daughter got something on her shoulder: four connected dots that came on suddenly and painfully. Out of pure hope I used this on all four spots and an hour later when we looked, they were basically gone and had not hurt for a while! Easy to use, doesn't hurt, no need to worry about being allergic to it, fast acting, and a convenient size for both large and small bites!" —E. G. Gladden

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. Comfy, washable, and reusable anti-nausea Sea-Band wristbands that'll (naturally!) apply pressure to acupressure points on your wrist, so you can hopefully go about your day and travel freely without fearing that you'll vomit just about anywhere.


    Promising review: "I have bought this for the third time. Not only is it a great idea, I wear them 24 hours a day seven days a week. I suffer from extreme vertigo and having these on I have no vertigo whatsoever. They say not to wear them all the time, but I say if it works, do it!" —C51

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.10.

    5. Or, if you prefer to intake something that's still natural, a pack of individually wrapped Tummydrops ginger drops to stop nausea, seasickness, hangovers, morning sickness* and upset stomachs in its tracks without any hint of drowsiness. Good of you! (Fair warning: these potent drops definitely pack a lil' punch in the flavor department.)

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    *As one reviewer stated — especially when the morning sickness is super severe — while these might not 100% stop it, it still definitely helps ease the nausea and restore a bit of normalcy in one's routine.

    Promising review: "These are magical. I use them for nausea of all sorts — travel, hangovers, real sicknesses, you name it! I will not go ANYWHERE without them in my pocket or bag. I’ve saved many a drunken/sick/motion sick friend with these little gems. A walk through my apartment will reveal them in every nook and cranny: bathroom, nightstand, kitchen. Now I’m sure they’re geared toward pregnant mommies, but anything that’s good for them is good for you and your irresponsible friends.

    So do yourself and your sick/drunken friends a favor and BUY THEM." —Julie W.

    Get a bag of 30 individually wrapped drops from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out our full review of these Tummydrops (#5) for more info!

    6. A heap of O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream if every other solution you've ever tried to make your heels happy, soft, and crack-free just hasn't worked — this bb creates a protective, glycerin-heavy layer that'll boost moisture levels, penetrate rougher surface skin, and prevent future moisture loss, so your skin can actually ~heel~ (heal). Your stompers thank you in advance.,

    Promising review: "I have tried EVERYTHING, but because I am barefoot all the time, my heels crack (gross!!!)...a lot. Sometimes they split open and it can be incredibly painful. I've tried creams, lotions, oils, you name it. Based on the reviews on Amazon, I thought I would give this foot cream a try, because I had recently had a split appear and it was super painful to walk on. After about three days of applying this cream at bedtime, the pain started to go away because my skin was finally soft enough to heal. It leaves a weird residue on your hands after application, which can be easily washed off, but it made all the difference for my normally cracked and dry heels. I notice I get much better results when I use it daily, so if you skip a few days, you'll notice it doesn't work as well. Consistency is key, but it really does work!" —Faith Mendelson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.68 (tube) or $7.29 (jar).

    7. A zipper puller designed to clasp onto any zipper and act as an extension, so you can pull your dresses all the way up yourself *and* avoid straining and twisting your arm, thank you very much!


    I need one of these, stat. *shamelessly buys one from my own post*

    Promising review: "So in the old days, I rigged up a zipper puller with a paper clip and a string. This was great for the old zippers there the pull had a little hole in it. However, invisible zippers have taken over the fashion world and those pulls are solid. I've found myself getting into all kinds of contortions trying to pull them up so my curiosity was definitely piqued when I saw this little item. Lo and behold, it does exactly what it's supposed to do. This really is a life-changing thing for me. Now I don't have to choose my dresses according to whether or not my spouse is home to help me zip!" —Vicky Embrey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    8. A handy Every Drop beauty spatula, because you spend hard-earned money on makeup and skincare products and should be able to use every last drop of that Sunday Riley serum. And, even though it's still far off, this would be the perfect holiday stocking stuffer — all of your beauty fiends will love you even more! Forget pats on the back, HUGS all around.,

    Promising review: "This is the GREATEST thing ever. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I'd bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Clean it with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you'll get your money's worth out of it. I've already bought more as gifts." —HMSK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

    9. A pair of anti-chafing thigh bands that'll let you bop, dance, and walk around the whole damn city without feeling an ounce of discomfort from your thighs rubbing each other raw — you know, your basic human right.


    Promising review: "These things literally saved my life at EDC! Going to music festivals and raves where the typical fashion involves little to no pants/shorts is hard for us bigger girls. I used these to create my own leg wraps and it's amazing what just a little fabric can do for the chub rub! They never even slob down a little!" —Justine F.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

    10. Copper-infused compression bands for much-needed arch support and lift, so you don't have to spend an half hour massaging your feet at the end of a long day on your feet — and for anyone who deals with pain from planters fasciitis, this is especially for you!


    As someone who even sometimes has trouble sleeping due to arch pain, I need these!! (Especially since foot inserts are very uncomfortable.) According to reviewers, these also help with general foot swelling (you can put on multiple to cover bigger areas), which would be super handy for airplane travel too!

    Promising review: "My feet hurt like crazy after many hours of working on them. I read the reviews and decided it was worth a try. They fit perfectly. I wear a woman’s size 7 shoe and have an average size foot. I feel like these have made a big difference. My feet still hurt and ache at the end of the day, but I can work many more hours before they start hurting and when they do start hurting, the pain is less than before I started wearing these. They are worth a try for such a small cost. I have bought shoe inserts for much much more that weren’t as good. Really lifts the arch." —Inga

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two styles).

    11. A tempered glass screen protector to stick over your phone for a ~seamless~ look and feel, all while very importantly protecting your phone from imminent injuries from bad falls —looking at you, rude sidewalk cracks that appear out of nowhere., Amazon

    Don't be like me, a person who shattered their entire screen just the other day and probably has to shell out $129 for a screen repair. (But in my defense, I've used screen protectors in the past! Just...not at this point in time).

    Promising review: "I'm a klutz, so I ordered this screen protector as soon as I bought my iPhone 6S. I've been using it for almost two years since, and my phone is still in pristine condition despite me dropping it a few times a month. Today, after I dropped my phone screen on a floor for probably the 100th time, a very thin crack finally formed on my screen protector! It absorbed the brunt of the impact, just as it was meant to. And get this!! You get TWO screen protectors when you order this. So I just went home and replaced my slightly cracked screen protector with the extra, still-new one. So not only is my phone screen still flawless as ever, but the screen protector on it is as well! I rarely write reviews but my experience with this product was so positive that I would feel bad if I didn't recommend it. It really deserves it." —Brianna

    Get a two-pack (better safe than sorry!) from Amazon for $5.99+ in various sizes: iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus, iPhone X/XS. Check out Android options here (i.e. Pixel and Galaxy).

    12. A nifty deshedding pet grooming glove with a few key functions: removing excess fur, saving you from cleaning said excess fur from your floors and furniture, stimulating your pet's skin oils and improving the softness/shine of their coat, and giving them a super luxurious pet/massage.

    Plus you can throw this bad boy right into the washer.

    Promising review: "My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur 'against the grain,' which he would never do before. Love it!" —Alicia Mead

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in right or left hand styles).

    13. A microfiber hair towel, because microfiber dries your hair faster and with less damage (No rubbing! No excessive frizz!) than regular cotton. And you can wrap and tuck it in to keep your hair in place and outta sight, so you don't have to be bogged down by damp strands.


    Promising review: "My long hair was a good 50% drier after five minutes in this towel vs. a hair towel I purchased two years ago. Felt weird to the touch at first. Checked the fiber content, It was because the fiber content was a polymer fabric, not cotton. The material allows it to soak up water away from the hair without the towel feeling wet. I bought three different kinds on Amazon so I could compare, and this was the best of the bunch." —SM

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    14. And speaking of reducing frizz, a pair of luxe-feeling satin pillows to reduce unnecessary friction between your strands and pillows, which in turn reduces tangles, frizz, dryness, and breakage. Bedhead, pray tell, what is that?


    Promising review: "This is super soft and made with amazing quality. It drastically reduced the frizziness in my hair and my hair feels amazing. Definitely buying few more of different colors and replacing all my cotton pillow cases with these." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in 14 colors).

    15. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes infused with fertilizer and micronutrients, which pretty much deliver ~miracles~ for plants belonging to self-proclaimed plant killers. Not only will you deserve a pat on the back, your mom will probably be super proud of you when you call her excitedly to tell her the news of your healthy bbs.

    Each spike can be used for 30-60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics above are all of the same plant — the far left photo shows how the plant in its droopy, original state, the middle photo is a slightly perkier plant just10 days, and the right photo shows the happy, lifted, and healthy result after three weeks!

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial), and the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product, and it was at a great price." —Victoria

    Get 48 spikes from Amazon for $6.95.

    16. A bracelet holder because it's too dang hard to fasten bracelets together with just one hand, and it's about time we got help! No more precious minutes wasted by the other end of the bracelet slipping away!


    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing (including my depth perception), so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use and now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A weekly meal planner pad with two straightforward sections: day-by-day sections to plan the actual meals and a *perforated* shopping list section for all of the ingredients you'll need. Since it's magnetic, you can pop this onto the fridge and tear off your shopping list when it's time to hit the grocery store. Meal preppers, this is your North Star!


    Sure, you could store all of this info digitally or on your phone, but there's something more personal and satisfying about hand-writing your lists. More motivation to actually cook food too, perhaps!

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone, then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The magnetic part is cool because you can hang it on the fridge, but I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    18. An OXO Good Grips produce box with an enhanced carbon filter that'll keep your precious fruits and veggies from spoiling and wilting within a few days, and the elevated colander promotes airflow/prevents rotting *and* makes it super easy to lift out and wash your goods.

    Plus! There's an adjustable vent that regulates humidity, so your produce stays ~crisp~ (there's an illustrated guide on the vent inside, so you know the optimal position for different types of food). P.S. A carbon filter lasts 90 days, but you can buy a four-pack of refills for $15.28.

    Promising review: "Every week we have things like carrots, sugar snap peas, green beans, lettuce, grapes, and blueberries all in our fridge at once, but by the end of the week, things start to get a little ugly. It's hard enough to get my family to eat vegetables without them getting slimey by the end of the week. These new containers have been great! Not a single vegetable gets slimey! All of our fruits and vegetables last much longer in these, and I love that I can actually wash the food using the green insert and it drains instead of leaving a pool. We put the vegetables and grapes in this medium size bin and berries in the smaller size bin. I also love that our fridge ends up looking so tidy and organized while still being able to see everything." —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. An argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera Herstyler hair serum that'll help transport your dry, frizzy summer hair into Smooth Strands Station for way less than the cost of a trip to the salon. You'll basically be your own pro hairstyler! Herstyler, get it now? Hahaha., Amazon

    Over 2,000 reviewers swear by it for good hair days!

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing hair serum I have ever used in my life. I skeptically tried a sample pack given to me by this lady at the mall, expecting it to just be yet another hair serum. But wow, was I wrong. It smells awesome, the scent lasts all day (as opposed to only about an hour with other serums), and it makes my hair the softest it's ever felt. I can't stop playing with my hair all day long — that's how soft it is. I put this stuff in right before straightening, and it literally cuts my straightening time in half. Not that my hair takes long to straighten anyway (normally about 10 minutes), but this stuff lets me straighten my hair in five minutes tops. I've tried countless hair serums in the past, and literally nothing compares. I'm completely sold, and I'll be buying this stuff for the rest of my life. Love it." —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution – it lets you forgo an expensive facial treatment for an at-home remedy that truly works in reducing scarring and the appearance of large pores, all while *increasing* brightness. How? Well, AHAs like glycolic, salicylic, and citric acid dramatically exfoliate your skin, control excess oil production (which also prevents future breakouts), and improves the overall look of your skin. Hunny, your skin is GLOWING.

    The Ordinary, Jamé Jackson / Via

    Promising review: "Honestly this stuff exceeded my hopes. I started using it about four weeks ago and my skin is 100% changed. My scars aren't totally gone but getting significantly better over time. I use the peel once a week, as well as toner and retinol every night! My skin is always glowy and brighter now, and my skin used to be soooooo dry and dull — now it's not! I'm so happy. I barely get breakouts now, only hormonal ones around my time of the month, which you can't really avoid anyways! Never stop selling this, Ulta!" —Skincare

    Get it from Ulta for $7.20.

    Check out our full review of The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for more info!

    21. A Wet Brush, a near-magical detangling brush that, contrary to its name, works great on both wet and dry hair and uses ~IntelliFlex bristles~ to soften and take care of those pesky knots without tugging on your hair and causing breakage. No more tears to be shed, folks!

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    Promising review: "Most people probably think a brush is just a brush. However, if you're like me and have long, often knotty hair, you know not all brushes are created equal. Most brushes induce tears at some point, even with a detangler spray, so it is safe to say I don't look forward to this process after my showers. I ended up with this Wet Brush, and it wins hands down. I don't feel a thing when brushing my hair, when it's wet or dry. I can't even explain how this brush works, but all I know is that it's a miracle. I'm planning to buy two or three more just so I never am without it." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in 13 colors).

    Read more about the Wet Brush in our write-up.

    22. A L'Oréal Paris Quick Dry Primer Spray to cut down on blow drying time (and um, give your arm some relief from lifting blow dryers) — which comes in especially handy when it's too cold for air drying and/or your hair is getting really long. And for perpetually late people, this might help you be late less. Might is the operative word here.


    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, so 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." —SLW

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    23. A high-racerback sports bra that'll actually fit, support, and lift big boobs for everyday chillin', running errands, and workouts. You know what they won't do? They *won't* dig into your shoulders or ribs, give you underboob rashes, or just generally feel uncomfortable to wear all friggin' day long!,

    Reviewers note that they're not great for high-impact workouts, but they should definitely do the trick for yoga and low-to-mid impact workouts!

    Promising review: "I have always hated bras, but they are a necessary evil for I usually just stick to sports bras. I have struggled to find ones that not only fit right, but have the amount of hold and comfort I need. These are the best of all worlds! They aren't too tight but give the right amount of support. They fit my cup size perfectly (I ordered the 3XL), and the colors work under all my clothes." —Rachel Anderson

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes S–3XL and six colors; also available in sets of five).

    Read more about this Mirity high-impact sports bra in our write-up.

    24. A cushy memory foam chair cushion for anyone who's been searching for something to help soothe their back pain and relieve tailbone pressure (Hello, long-distance driving! Desk job!) and/or work on their posture. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, relief is just a few clicks away! *adds to cart immediately*

    Promising reviews: "I'm using this pillow in my car as a passenger. I have severe sciatica. It is so painful, especially sitting in a vehicle. Six hours into this trip, my pain is almost nonexistent. So glad I purchased this item. Great price too." —SrMaryElephant

    "Got this for my wife who works a desk job. She was having back pain consistently while at work and this cushion has completely erased it. She loves it." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    25. A massive pack of silicone earring backings, so you don't have to leave your gorgeous earrings behind in jewelry purgatory every time you lose the backs they came with! They're easy to slip on, have a tight grip, and are safe for sensitive skin. Wins all around!


    My friend was sitting underneath our internal staircase and felt an earring backing drop into her lap. Imagine how many other times that's happened??

    Promising review: "These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent and an inexpensive purchase for me. Highly recommend!" —Carol R. Slicher

    Get a 200-pack of clear, silicone backings from Amazon for $2.99 or a 1200-pack of mixed colors/styles for $5.98.

    26. A shoe stretcher to help break in your shoes (bye, pain!) or expand otherwise too-tight shoes (everything except for boots!) in just 24 hours without the hassle of buying a new pair! This is what we call a ~lifehack~.


    It comes with extra removable parts for bunion stretching and the top of the shoe.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I wear a size 12 in women and it's always been painful to buy shoes. Anything in my size is either over $100. I don't know why it took me decades to buy one of these but I'm SO glad I finally did! I've stretched out three pairs of heels I bought several years ago and was never able to wear, two pairs of sneakers, and one pair of booties. I'm so happy I bought this contraption, I'm going to actually have to buy a shoe rack now!" —Cece

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (available in versions for women's sizes 5.5–10, men's sizes 9–13).

    27. Waterproof screen repair tape for mending torn screens in a snap — yes, you can definitely tell the tape is ~there~, but it beats having to go out and buy a whole new screen, especially when the risks involve flies and mosquito bites!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Holy cow! This stuff WORKS! I had been using regular packing tape to patch up my screen door that was riddled with holes and tears, but those mosquitoes were making their way in...and it looked terrible. I picked up a roll of this just to check it out and, man, the repair is practically like I installed a new screen! I did install it on the outside (I think it works better that way), and my door looks MUCH more normal now, and without a single weak spot." —Steven

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

    28. Nearly invisible hydrocolloid HanHoo Blemish Patches to speed up the healing process of inflamed pimples, defeat those suckers, and protect them from both outside bacteria and yourself (no picking!!!) — they're truly a STEAL, ladies and gents!


    Each pack of 36 patches come with 18 10mm and 18 12mm patches!

    Promising review: "I have to say, I’ve tried it all. From drugstores to department stores, there hasn’t been one single spot acne treatment I haven’t tried. I gave these a go after reading a BuzzFeed article and I’m so glad I did. There are two sizes of patches that you peel off and apply to a surfaced acne spot, leave on overnight, and by morning the spot is either gone, or not as apparent as before. Definitely something I’ll continue to purchase." —Hannah Burt

    Get two 36-packs from Amazon for $7.75.

    29. Magnetic screws that'll fit into any light switch cover and keep your keys (or anything up to three pounds!) right next to the door, so you never leave them behind — no extra rack or assembly required.


    Promising review: "How much simpler could it be?!? Take out the existing screws holding the switch plate, replace with the magnetic ones. Piece of cake! Love having my keys right by the back door without having to mount anything more on the wall." —AnewMom

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in four- and six-packs).

    30. Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer – it glides over your pores for a totally silky, seamless, and, dare I say, airbrushed-appearing base that enhances the wear of your makeup and makes 👏 pores 👏 far 👏 less 👏 visible👏 — aka, it's amazing for preventing summertime slippage.

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    Promising review: "This is the only thing that works for me. I'm 44 and for the past four years, my skin has been throwing a hissy fit. No matter what I tried, my pores were screaming through my makeup. Makeup sinking into the pores will turn any good foundation into a pool party on your face. Finally a month ago I found No Pore Blem and for me it really works. I have combo-dry skin, weather depending. I do not find it makes my skin oily, but maybe it's not friendly to all skin types, specifically oily. My foundation sets nicely over it (no sinking) and stays on for about eight hours before needing a touchup. And of course my pores are barely visible!! I'm happy." —KPak

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    31. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase all kinds of fresh and dried spills, including but not limited to red wine, coffee, blood, ink, and sauces. Klutzes, breathe a deep sigh of relief!! It also smells like citrus, which is a great added bonus.

    Emily Shwake / Via

    I've used it on a white ottoman that I unfortunately spilled red wine over, and it worked! Depending on the surface, you might need to do a few rounds — but a spray is super convenient for my cleaning-noob self!

    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    32. A BPA-free, dishwasher-safe microwave ramen cooker so you can satiate your craving for good ol' midnight ramen in a few minutes flat without having to watch and wait for a pot of water to boil. It's truly the small things in life. *sheds a tear*


    It has heat-resistant handles, so you can take it straight out of the microwave, and each cooker is reusable for up to five years! It apparently also works for pasta too.

    Promising review: "This thing may seem like just an ordinary Tupperware, but I assure you it will blow that thin, plastic piece of garbage out of the water. It retains heat amazingly and does not bend nor falter under extreme temperatures. I'm a college student and I have never felt such joy from making ramen in my small dorm microwave. For a 900 watt, I recommend five minutes. Buy this product if you live and breathe air — because it is beautiful." —Theron

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in red).

    33. A nickel-free sterling silver magnet converter that'll free you from all the inevitable time you've spent trying to connect your minuscule lobster clasps — just attach the two ends to the magnets' loops and voila, you're necklaced-up!


    Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces with clasps so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch." —EDC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

    34. A pack of bottle stands, so you can easily flip all your condiments, syrup, shampoos, and lotions upside-down to use every last ounce without doing it manually every time and waiting for the goods to sloooowly drip down, balancing them on their small caps, or banging bottles on your counter.


    Promising reviews: "This is such a great tool for using up every last bit of product and reducing waste. We used this on a bottle of lotion that we thought was empty but got nearly another 6+ months' use out of it when we put this on; we were shocked. I use this for my shampoo and anything else that I can think of." —Felishia Rae

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99 (includes six dispensing stands for x-large bottlenecks, as well as two large, two medium and two small adapters for smaller bottles).

    35. An Xtava diffuser for the baddest, bounciest, and most defined curls of your life — oh, and that includes minimal frizz, plenty of volume, and enhanced shine! 360 degree airflow means heat is evenly distributed to dry each strand faster and to perfection (again, no frizz). The "fingers" feature drying vents too, so you get simultaneous air flow at both the root and tips., Amazon

    This diffuser has a 1.8 inch diameter, meaning it'll attach perfectly to ~most~ hairdryers.

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. A pack of durable reusable organic bamboo pads to lessen your impact on the environment while ~effectively~ getting rid of every bit of stubborn, long-lasting eye makeup — we're not letting waterproof mascara win. Just toss 'em in the washer (in their little mesh bag!) and they're good as new.

    And bonus, you save money over time too — one organic makeup remover pad can apparently be used up to 1000 times!! Pro tip: Some reviewers hand wash the pads with soap and water after *each* use in addition to tossing them in the washer every week or so, which helps with any off-white discoloration.

    Promising review: "These are really nice, and a must if you are eco-conscious! I use a cleansing balm to assist in removing my makeup and this balm requires a cloth to fully remove the balm/makeup from your skin. They’re much better than using disposable cotton rounds since they don’t fall apart, and they’re softer than a traditional washcloth. This bamboo fabric is super soft and durable. It feels good on the skin and gently but thoroughly wipes away your makeup and cleansers. I absolutely LOVE that it comes with a garment bag so that you don’t lose them in the washing machine. I choose to wash these in the cold delicate cycle. I totally recommend these!! I think they’re a great value!" —Phillip A. Rzewski

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in all white or blue/white/green; includes a small wash bag).

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

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