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    25 Helpful Little Products That Made Me Wonder, "Why Haven't I Tried This Before?"

    Are these game changers? Abso-frickin'-lutely.

    1. An mattifying facial roller that will help give your skin a velvety matte finish in seconds. The secret is the volcanic stone that actually sucks up all the oils on your skin's surface while you roll it over your face. And reviewers love that it's an environmentally-friendly alternative to classic blotting sheets!

    A person rolls the facial roller over their face, leaving it looking smooth and oil-free

    2. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp that'll keep your porcelain throne looking (and smelling) fresh as a daisy, while minimizing chore time in the process. And it's super easy to use, too — just stamp it into your toilet bowl and get on with your business!

    3. These awesome webcam covers that'll fit on basically all your devices and keep you protected from hackers and weird peeping Toms. While there are literally millions of different versions of this product online, I love that these are designed to install only once — they have a handy slider that allows you to use your camera when you want to, and protect your privacy when you don't.

    4. These ice pop pouches, so you can make your own freezies this summer. Using them couldn't be any easier — just blend up your favourite mix of fruits (and booze, if you're feeling spicy), and pour into the resealable sleeves.

    5. A stainless steel roll-up kitchen rack that'll help with dish drying and kitchen prep, without taking up all your precious counter space. The sturdy design has rubber tips to keep it locked in place, and when you're done, just roll it up and stash away!

    6. An anti-chafe stick that'll help protect your skin from rubbing and irritation. This allergen-free miracle will make things like blisters and raw, red skin a problem of the past. Just swipe it on wherever you need and get on with your day.

    7. A wet wipe warmer that will making wiping your booty a lot more enjoyable. Sure, you could use boring, cold wipes, but why would you when you can pop 'em in this nifty gadget? It also has a built-in nightlight, which is great if you're the kind of person who gets up to pee in the middle of the night.

    8. These silicone scrubbies that'll help you get your face squeaky clean, while also gently exfoliating and getting rid of product build-up like nobody's business. These flexible little pads are covered in tiny silicone bristles, and they have a helpful handle on the back so it won't slip out of your hand when you're all lathered up.

    9. Some silicone egg poachers that'll be a tremendous help the next time you want to make some fancy Eggs Benny for Sunday brunch. These genius little doodads will keep your eggs contained, while optimizing water flow so that you get a perfect egg — every time.

    10. This purifying cap that'll sanitize the contents of your water bottle using powerful UV rays. This USB-rechargeable lid shoots disinfecting light into the depths of your bottle, killing 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria. It lasts for up to a week on a single charge, too!

    11. These silicone facial brushes that'll help you make the most out of all your expensive skincare products. Their shovel-like design means you can scrape out every last drop of your face masks and serums — and since they're made of non-absorbent silicone (instead of bristles), you won't lose any product during the application process.

    12. A sleek electric corkscrew that'll help take some of the strain out of popping your favourite bottle of vino. The built-in rechargeable battery and transparent screw casing takes the guesswork (and effort) out of opening a bottle — and all you need to do is push one button to make the magic happen.

    The electric corkscrew on a counter next to corks and a half full wine glass

    13. Some waterproof hydrocolloid bandages that will actually help blisters, cuts, minor burns and scratches heal faster. I LOVE that they have a cushioned gel pad which helps to prevent pain and further chafing. And since they keep things protected and clean, your skin can actually focus on repairing itself.

    14. This magic scuff eraser that'll help clean up suede and nubuck like nobody's business. You don't need any water, either, so there's no mess — just make sure you take it slow on coloured fabrics to make sure you don't lift the dye.

    15. A couple of beauty product spatulas, so you can get the most out of all your fave skincare. There's nothing worse than tossing out a container with TONS of product still left in it!

    16. A gentle, acetone-free nail polish remover that'll tackle even the darkest nail shades (without stripping your claws of moisture). And since it's naturally derived, it's free of all common allergens — like gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colours and fragrances, and sodium laurel sulphates.

    The nail polish remover on a simple background, surrounded by other products from the same company

    17. This yolk separator that'll easily gulp up egg yolks, while leaving the whites untouched. Squeeze the soft silicone cheeks, bring the mouth to the yolk, and release — easy peasy!

    18. This treatment lotion that'll help take the ~ouch~ out of insect bites, thanks to its blend of aloe vera, baking soda, and tea tree oil. The ultra-gentle formula is designed for kids, which means it's non-stinging (even on the bites you've scratched into oblivion).

    19. A frozen herb keeper that'll basically turn any fresh leafy herb into a handy popsicle that you can chop or grate into your meals. Just pop in some freshly-washed herbs and stash it in the freezer. When you're craving some herbal action, twist the top — then just cut or grate over your dish!

    20. These vacuum seal bottle stoppers that'll keep precious liquids (like wine) tasting fresh long after you've opened the bottle. They're ridiculously easy to use — just pop one of the included stoppers into the open bottle, then use the handheld vacuum to suction out the air and create an airtight seal on the bottle. Done!

    A hand uses the hand-held vacuum to pump air out of a glass bottle

    21. This magical shoe stretch spray that'll help snug footwear fit like an absolute dream. And it's incredibly easy to use — just spray it generously on your shoes, slip on a pair of your thickest socks, and putter around your place until the shoes dry.

    A bottle of the shoe stretch spray is seen on a soft fabric background

    22. This shielding hand lotion that'll protect your mitts from harsh weather, soaps, irritants, and conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The hypoallergenic formula clings to skin for up to 12 hours without feeling greasy — it's like wearing a super conditioning pair of gloves!

    A person holds up a bottle of the lotion with towels in the background

    23. This strawberry huller that'll help prep summer's best berry (don't @ me) for eating faster than you ever thought possible. The stainless steel claw helps to twist and remove the stem and core while keeping your precious berry intact. Plus, it also works great on tomatoes and other fruits and veggies!

    A close up of the strawberry huller coring a strawberry

    24. This highly-rated hair finishing cream that'll help you corral all those wispy baby hairs into place, and give your mane a polished look. Even people with short hair, like me, can benefit — even though I can't wear my hair up, God help me if I blow dry my hair wrong! This lil' tube helps bust Alfalfa hair like nobody's business.

    A photo of the finishing cream next to a before and after shot of a person's hair, where the after shot is smooth and frizz free

    25. And finally, this antimicrobial touch tool that'll help you safely open doors, use ATMs, press buttons, and even use your phone. It's made of copper and brass, and even attaches to your keychain so you'll never leave home without it.

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