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    25 Cool And Useful Things I Tried From Amazon Canada That Are Totally Worth The Hype

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    1. A handy moisture meter that'll help you avoid overwatering (and keep your nails clean in the process). It has an extra-long probe sensor, so you'll be able to monitor for root rot, too!

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    Reviewers say it's a must-have for any novice gardener and has helped take the guesswork out of plant care. I love that it also comes with a handy guide to watering for 200 plants, so I don't have to remember a ton of factoids about every single one of my plant babies.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    2. These natural heating patches that'll deliver some toasty therapy when curling around a hot water bottle is a no-go. They start working the moment they're unwrapped and can be slapped on anywhere you've got an ouchie (like your belly or lower back).

    Someone lounging on a couch with the heating pad stuck to the front of their undies
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    These are a total blessing when it's *that* time of the month, and I love that unlike my hot water bottle, they'll never leak while I'm snoozing. They have a sticky backing that'll adhere to just about any material (just make sure you're not sticking them directly onto your skin!), which makes them perfect for slapping on and going about your day, too.

    Get a pack of six patches from Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    3. A keratin treatment that'll keep your nails and cuticles from turning into bleeding, peeling messes. It uses jojoba oil and keratin proteins to help your talons grow long and strong, while supporting and hydrating your nail beds.

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    I am uncompromising in my addiction to shellac (I even do it at home), so getting a treatment for my poor claws was a no-brainer. This one feels really silky, absorbs quickly, and keeps my nails from snapping off *right* when I get them to the perfect length. Since my cuticles are moisturized, too, I'm less tempted to pick and peel them. We call that a win-win!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.92.

    4. This natural hand soap that won't dry out your skin, no matter how many times you lather up. Even though it easily tackles all kinds of greasy and sticky messes, it won't take FOREVER to rinse off your hands (and it smells so freakin' good, too).

    A bottle of the soap on a kitchen counter with a large plant in the background
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    This is, hands down, the best household soap I've ever used. The soft floral smell is particularly refreshing, and a huge improvement over all the artificial scents on the market. It doesn't leave my hands feeling tacky or gritty afterwards, so I can spend less time at the sink and more time actually living my life.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.09+ (available in six scents).

    5. This mini broom and dust pan set that'll help you tidy tiny messes without needing to whip out your whole cleaning kit. The silicone-rimmed dustpan is super deep, so dust and dirt will stay contained.

    The mini broom sweeps dust into the mini dustpan as a cat watches
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    I know I reached adulthood when this lil' kit got me SO๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปFREAKIN'๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปEXCITED๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. The slim shape is absolutely genius, tucking easily between bottles of cleaning sprays and miscellaneous under-the-sink items and saving me tons of storage space. Thanks to the silicone rimming, I can easily sweep every last fleck of debris into the dust pan, and the palm-sized broom is compact enough to fit where normal ones just can't go (like between appliances or under the sofa). Consider me swept away by this mini gizmo!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    6. A pack of vitamin C-infused sheet masks that'll give your skin a juicy lil' boost and help fade dark spots and discolouration. They're also packed with fruit-based antioxidants that'll fight damage caused by pollution and toxins.

    Someone holding up one of the sheet masks against a leafy background
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    I am soooo guilty of picking at pimples (SUE ME), so finding a product that'll visibly reduce some of the damage I've done is pretty frickin' great. It doesn't sting or burn, and after ten minutes of hanging out with this on my face, my skin looked smoother and more even.

    Get a pack of five masks from Amazon Canada for $16.95.

    7. This face mask spray that'll freshen up those stinky face coverings in a flash. It's made of all-natural essential oils that won't infuse your mask with gross chemical smells โ€” though you should still throw your face masks in the wash regularly to get them thoroughly clean!

    A bottle of face mask refreshing spray resting on top of several cloth face masks
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    A quick spritz of this lavender-scented spray was enough to banish any unpleasant smells โ€” not to mention that the addition of tea tree oil makes it naturally anti-septic. Sensitive to scents? Thankfully, the smell softens really quickly, so you won't get an annoying headache the next time you mask up. The ultra-fine mist means you won't end up with a soggy face covering, either.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Face Mask Refreshing Spray (it's #4).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.50.

    8. A pack of teensy acne patches that'll make you forget that annoying zit ever existed. They'll do all the stuff you expect, with the added bonus of being nearly invisible (I sometimes forget I'm even wearing one).

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    Their stealthiness is no joke. They're slimmer than other brands' and have tapered edges that'll blend seamlessly into your skin, so you can pop it on and actually go about your day. There's a second advantage to their low-profile design: Because they cling so close to skin, there's less chance of them getting rubbed off by your mask, scarf, hat, or other accessories.

    Get a pack of 39 patches from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    9. This rubber stopper that'll snag loose strands and keep them from clogging your drain. With a single press of the top button, it'll turn into a regular plug. Simply press again to open the top and take advantage of it's hair-catching abilities.

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    I didn't know I could have a favourite drain plug, but here we are! I love that it's nearly invisible in my bathtub, and the soft edges make it a great companion to bath time (read: It doesn't hurt if I accidentally sit on it). Plus, it's super handy if you're always forgetting to pop in the drain catcher.

    Get it in grey from Amazon Canada for $8.

    10. This plant food that's specially formulated to give your indoor plants lots of TLC. It's incredibly easy to use and, best of all, works on ALL plant types, so you won't have to play the guessing game.

    A person holding up a bottle of the plant food against a leafy backdrop
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    After moving into my new home, I really embraced plant parenthood. But plants, like people, are fickle as heck. Enter: this magical plant food. After just one day, my leafy babies were noticeably perkier, with dark, glossy leaves. Just dilute a few pumps into your watering can and you're all set!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.98.

    11. This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush that'll give you that dentist-clean feeling right at home. It's packed with a metaphorical ton of genius features, like letting you know when it's time to move on to another part of your mouth.

    Victoria holding up the toothbrush still in the box
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    It's equipped with four brushing modes, three intensities, and can even sense when you're brushing too hard, so your teeth can look (and feel) their best. It's basically the best investment I ever made in my dental health. Each brush comes with a rechargeable travel case and two replacement brush heads.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $179.95.

    12. A seaweed bath soak that'll transform your tub into your own personal ocean. The natural minerals from the bladderwrack seaweed are incredibly soothing and detoxifying for skin, making this soak the perfect antidote for an itchy, irritated dermis.

    The bag of seaweed soak spilled out onto a simple surface
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    I left the bath with skin so soft, even my partner noticed. I actually really like that it doesn't smell like much (kind of like standing near an ocean), since plenty of bath products are usually intensely scented. The soak also comes with a reusable mesh bag that'll prevent the fronds from coating your bathtub, so you won't have to worry about cleanup.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.79.

    13. An expandable drawer insert that'll help you make sense of all that kitchen clutter. The customizable extension means you'll get a perfect fit every time โ€” ideal if you (like me) have awkwardly-sized drawers.

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    I love that each compartment has little dividers that'll keep your cutlery neatly stacked. Another great feature: It's equipped with non-slip feet, so your bits and bobs won't go flying around your drawer every time you reach for a teaspoon.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in two sizes).

    14. This Mario Badescu silver powder that's basically like a plunger for clogged pores. It may look like powdered sugar, but it's actually a powerful combo of kaolin clay, zinc oxide, and calcium carbonate that'll help to shrink the appearance of your pores, suck out the gunky build-up, AND mattify your complexion.

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    Because I have reactive skin, I read a TON about this powder before I tested it. Knowing it's made of naturally-derived ingredients is a big bonus! There's a slight tingly sensation as the product dries on the skin, but I didn't notice any irritation or reaction at all. My skin felt velvety soft, and my pores looked almost invisible, not to mention clean as a whistle. Application might be a tiny bit messy, but it's 100% worth it.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Mario Badescu Silver Powder (it's #3).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.09.

    15. This handy little touching tool that'll let you open doors, use ATMs, press elevator buttons, and tap in your credit card PIN, without ever touching anything with your hands. It's made of antimicrobial copper and is super lightweight โ€” perfect for using on the go!

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    I was able to open even the heaviest doors with relative ease, and thanks to the silicone touchscreen tips, I could flip between paying for groceries and answering texts in seconds. What about push doors, you may ask? NOT AN ISSUE! I just attached the tips to the end and used them to gently prod doors open โ€” no slip, no scratches. Push, pull, tap, grab โ€” this lil' guy does it all, and keeps your hands germ free in the process.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Touchรฉ Tool (it's #1).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in two colours and in packs of three).

    16. A calming body wash that'll help detox your skin, without leaving behind any residue or overpowering scents. It's packed with green tea extract, cucumber, and seaweed, meaning it won't leave your skin feeling dry or tight (don't worry, you'll still get clean as heck).

    A flatlay of the bottle of body wash on a botanical-print background
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    The soft fragrance dissipates quickly, so you can still apply your fave lotion or perfume right after, without worrying that the scents will clash. Plus, it's completely vegan, totally biodegradable, and free of parabens and other gunk. I love using it as a foamy bubble bath!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    17. A stylish weighted razor, because it's probably time you upgraded. The five stainless steel blades won't tug on your skin and it has a textured grip that'll keep it from slipping out of your soapy hands.

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    One of my favourite features is the head โ€” it's way more flexible than the competition, and it has a super-wide hydrating strip that'll help protect your skin while you shave. Each kit includes the handle, two replacement heads, and a shower holder.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.62.

    18. These food-safe silicone bags that'll give you a place to stash snacks, fruit, makeup, or even wet clothes. The pinch-lock system protects your stuff, so you could even use them to cook your dinner ~en sous-vide~, if that's more your vibe.

    A flatlay of the silicone bags, all containing fresh produce, like radishes, lettuce, and asparagus
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    They don't have any BPA (an industrial chemical that's present in a LOT of plastic products), meaning they're safe for things like fresh fruits and veggies. I love that they're dishwasher safe, so I don't have to spend aeons cleaning debris out of them. The leak-proof locking system is genius, too โ€” unlike regular Ziploc bags, they don't open from the middle (there are special tabs at the sides), so they'll never accidentally pop open.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.59 (also available in sandwich size and as a stand-up bag).

    19. This Moroccanoil volumizing mist that'll lift your locks right at the root and keep them that way all day long. Reviewers love that it never leaves their hair looking greasy or feeling crunchy, either, so you can go longer between washes.

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    I used it before blowdrying to really get the most out of its volumizing magic.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    20. This ultra-slim multitool that'll help you tackle common problems, without having to dig around for your toolkit. It's about as thin as a credit card, so it'll fit right inside your wallet.

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    I'm consistently surprised by how often I use this little gizmo โ€” You can use it to pop open bottles, tighten a screw, peel fruit, loosen bolts, or measure on the go, so I don't need to carry a tool chest's worth of gadgets with me when I leave the house.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.89.

    21. A travel-sized cocktail kit that'll help you whip up some tasty Old Fashioneds. Even though it's designed to use during travel, I actually love just keeping it on my bar โ€” it's tiny and has all the ingredients I need, so I don't need to clutter my space with tons of bottles and vials.

    A flatlay of the cocktail kit with all the elements neatly arranged around the box
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    With real estate at a premium in our apartment, every inch counts! If I can ditch the cumbersome ~accoutrements~ in favour of one small package, you can bet I'm on board. Each kit comes with a tin of brown sugar cubes, three cocktail picks, bitters, a muddler spoon, and linen coasters. All in all, it's enough ingredients to make six cocktails, all in one low-profile case.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    22. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones that'll deliver great-quality sound all day long. They have a padded headband and incredibly cushy pads that won't smoosh your ears, no matter how long you wear them.

    A smiling person wearing the over the ear headphones while looking off-camera
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    First off, they're incredibly lightweight. Like, "wear all day and never get a headache" kind of lightweight (#bless). These guys also include a slew of neat little features that make using them super easy to use, like a toggle knob that allows you to switch songs, change the volume, and even answer phone calls โ€” without ever having to take out your phone.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Urban Ears Plattan II Bluetooth headphones (they're #6).

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $80.83+ (available in seven colours).

    23. This grout-refreshing colourant that'll make it look like you just redid your bathroom (sans the hefty price tag). It'll protect your grout from future stains and is completely waterproof, so it won't rinse off the next time you run your shower.

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    I used this to give the tiles in my rental apartment a total overhaul, and it was honestly the best money I've ever spent on a cleaning product. Bathroom reno, who?

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.28+ (available in four colours).

    24. This lightweight gel moisturizer that'll hydrate your skin, without leaving it looking greasy, oily, or shiny. It's completely scent free, too, making it perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

    A close up of an open jar of the moisturizer, showing off its gel texture
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    This understated lil' product is the invisible workhorse I didn't know I needed. Not only does it leave my skin feeling comfy and looking matte (even during extremely humid days), but it also grips makeup like a boss, so my powder stays right where I put it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $50.

    25. And lastly, this Buddha's Blend tea from DAVIDsTEA that's the optimal combination of floral jasmine petals with just a hint of peachy freshness. In addition to being full of antioxidants, this white and green tea blend will deliver a nice dose of caffeine (without giving you the jimmy legs).

    A glass mug of the tea against a backdrop of tulips
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    It's equally as good iced as it is hot, which means I can enjoy this tea year-round. Plus, it doesn't turn bitter if I leave it steeping for too long. I love drinking it mid-afternoon, during that weird time when it's too late to drink coffee but too early to go to bed, and it picks me right up! Make sure you also grab some biodegradable tea filters, too, if you're not a fan of loose leaves.

    Get a 100-gram bag on Amazon Canada for $27.98.

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