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44 Inexpensive Products With Impressive Results

Because who doesn’t like to get a whole lot of bang for their buck?

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A mold & mildew removing gel, because you don’t need to get your whole shower redone when this is in your life. Just squeeze out and let this non-drip gel work its magic overnight — NO s c r u b b i n g.

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It clings to tile, meaning it’ll STAY PUT, killing mold & mildew and keeping it from reappearing later down the road.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Promising review: “Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product.” —thekuan

2. A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers to finally keep those pesky router, TV, clock, and other electronic lights from ruining your ~room of complete darkness~.

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They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you’d like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full black-out** edition!

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $6.49.

Promising review: “This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I’ve blocked the light with a cover so it doesn’t shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn’t have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I’m more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you’re looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn’t leave a sticky residue at all, which can’t be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you’re trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!” —Amazon Customer

3. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

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A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50.

Promising review: “I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

4. A plant-based, paraben-free shampoo so you can feel good about *finally* washing caked-on foundation out of your favorite tools without irritating sensitive skin or leaving behind residue. The formula’ll even leave the bristles soft and conditioned.

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AND it’s cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Promising review: “This is the best brush shampoo I’ve ever used. I’ve used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! I absolutely hate when companies put heavy perfume in products that end up touching or going near the face. When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses whenever I’m using the brushes to apply makeup. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it.” —L.L.

5. A borderline miraculous shoe-cleaning kit to erase the damage of winter weather or spring mud from your favorite kicks, whether they’re leather, nubuck, suede, canvas, vinyl etc.

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Just add on a little bit of the concentrated cleaner and water to the included brush and scrub away — the blend of saddle soap, oils, and conditioners will gently banish dirt, grime, and even grease and grass stains.

Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

Promising review: “It works great! I was a little unclear on what exactly I could use this shoe cleaner on when I ordered it, but I trusted the reviews and went for it. Turns out, this shoe cleaner works on just about anything. I cleaned up all my daughter’s outgrown shoes to get them ready for consignment, and this stuff cleaned the whole lot! It worked on everything from Crocs and jellies to Uggs and Birkenstocks. I still can’t figure out how something so powerful when cleaning canvas and rubber could somehow melt into suede and leather without leaving a trace. They should call it Pink Mystery Shoe Cleaner, if you ask me. I still have 95% of the bottle left, by the way. I definitely think I got my money’s worth! Nice that they threw in the brush, too.” —Beth C.

6. A stainless-steel tongue cleaner that’ll make halitosis a distant memory. You won’t even know what kind of bad breath-causing gunk is on your tongue until you see the results for yourself!

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The curved stainless-steel will feel smooth against your tongue, removing bacteria without causing irritation.

Get it from Amazon for $6.19.

Promising review: “Besides its obvious purpose, this item is really fun to use! I also like the consequences; I get to see the ‘stuff’ on the metal piece when I scrape it which tells me I’m taking crap off my tongue. And then my tongue also feels scraped, which makes me feel like I did something more than just some kind of toothpaste or mouthwash to generally keep my mouth clean (which hasn’t worked before). I think the feeling of having done something specific to keep your mouth clean is an important aspect of having confidence in your breath. After having bad breath for a while, no matter whether my mouth is clean or not, I shy away from talking directly at people. But this helps remove some of my doubts and act like a normal human being again.”Ashley

7. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to corral your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. in style — so you can actually see which is which when getting dressed in the morning.

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Just snap it together (no tools required), and the cells will expand to fit your drawer size!

Get it from Amazon for $25.32.

Promising review: “Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like ‘what socks am I gonna wear today?’ And all the colors and patterns beam back at you. If you have boring socks then I would say screw it because you are boring.” —Esq

Suddenly in need of jazzier socks? Might I suggest 23 Of The Best Socks You Can Get On Amazon?

8. An easy-breezy pineapple corer perfect 🎶 if you like piña coladas 🎶… but not spending a fortune on pre-cut pineapple. This thing is so easy to use, it’s like a tropical vacation in your kitchen.

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Cut off the top of your pineapple, twist the corer into the fruit (kind of like a wine bottle corkscrew), then pull it out. You now have a cored and spiral-cut pineapple in minutes!

Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

Promising review: “OMG! Why did I take so long to get one of these? I would typically spend two or three minutes slicing up a pineapple and I LOVE pineapple so its pretty common for me. Now, I can do it in 30 seconds, and that was the first time not knowing what I was doing or what to expect. I suspect I’ll have this down to 10 seconds on the next go round. Love IT! Oh, BTW, it is sturdy and seems like it should last a while.” —riverseine

9. A super bitter-tasting clear polish that’ll help you finally quit that nail-biting habit so your fingernails can grow long and strong. Time to treat yourself to a DIY manicure!

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It’s totally harmless *and* shine-free, so it won’t look like anything’s on your nails. It’s also great to help kids stop sucking on their thumbs.

Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

Promising review: “I’ve always had trouble biting my nails. I read lots of reviews on different products and decided to go with this one. The product is the most disgusting thing that I have applied on my nails…but it worked wonders. After 30 years, for the first time my nails have grown and I love it. I applied it every day for two straight weeks. I will occasionally apply it if I feel like I’m going to bite them. Highly recommended!!!” —A_Emilio

Learn more about it — and read more compelling reviews — in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

10. A jar of Olly Restful Sleep gummies formulated with melatonin and l-theanine, lemon balm, and chamomile to help you naturally drift off and support your sleep cycle. And hello, nighttime snack!

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After taking a higher dose of melatonin a few times in college and having some fun and INTENSELY VIVID NIGHTMARES, I recently tried these instead. The lower dose of melatonin and the other ingredients have definitely help me get drowsy faster.

A few Amazon reviewers mention their gummies melted in shipment, so if you’re experiencing hot weather, you can stock up on them IRL at a local store.

Get a jar of 50 gummies from Amazon for $12.42 (also available in larger quantities).

Promising review: “I’ve tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They’ve worked the best out of any of the others I’ve tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!” —Jaime Arnold

Learn more about the link between melatonin and sleep at the National Sleep Foundation.

11. A brown sugar-softening bear, because no one wants to heat up some oatmeal or prepare to bake cookies, only to discover the brown sugar is now rock-hard.

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I timed my morning routine to the nanosecond, and I don’t have time to chip away sugar with a pick!

Get it from Amazon for $6.41 (also available in gingerbread person, maple leaf, and sugar cookie shapes).

Promising review: “This is the second brown sugar bear I’ve purchased because they work so well. They are simple to use and very effective. Soak it in water and then place it in your brown sugar container. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It’s simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear.” —Hannah M.

12. A set of three scrubbing attachments you simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car ridiculously fast and easy.

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Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

Promising review: “I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I’m planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas.” —xxxxx111000

13. A set of foam curling rods so an amazing head of twists and curls is only one sleep away. Wrap your hair around the outside, twist the flexible rod into a loop, c-, or s-shape and then… go to bed!

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Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

Promising review: “I LOOOOVE these curlers! My hair is super long and it never does anything but awkwardly bend because it’s super poker straight! I have to have curlers in overnight to get any curl to stick and these are super comfortable to sleep in! My curls were amazing!! Finally an adorable spiral curl! What’s even better is the 2nd day they STILL looked beautiful! I cannot rant and rave enough about how Awesome these are!” —Amazon Customer

14. A pair of insulating blackout curtains to keep precious heat IN and annoying sunlight OUT — or even worse, the lights your neighbors refuse to turn off at 3 a.m. that are somehow brighter than the sun.

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Get two panels from Amazon for $30.95 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

Promising review: “Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I’ve shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn’t think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy which are difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say, I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot & Home Goods, Tuesday morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn’t sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected.” —Josie Holdridge

15. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets for deep cleaning your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These’ll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

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Just plop one tablet in and let it sit overnight. The foaming action will power away gross stuff, residue, and seemingly permanent odors while you get some beauty sleep.

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

Promising review: “My husband drinks about three to four cups of tea a day. He uses stainless-steel mugs that stain horribly. No amount of soaking or scrubbing would get them clean. I set our electric kettle to 200 degrees and poured the hot water over the tablets, filling the mug to the top. I left them in the sink overnight, and all I had to do was dump the dirty water out! No soap or scrubbing at all, and they were like new! I will definitely re-purchase. P.S. Thanks for the recommendation, BuzzFeed!” —Rachel

16. A bottle of all-natural, plant-based Puracy stain remover powered by enzymes to completely remove the most annoying stains (we’re talking grass, blood, tomato, oil, sweat, and more!). Spray on and let sit overnight for the toughest spots.

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And it’s totally biodegradable too.

Get a pack of two bottles from Amazon for $20.99.

Promising review: “This stain remover keeps working again and again on clothing that I thought for sure was ruined. It works best if you rub it in with an old toothbrush and let it sit for a few minutes, overnight is best in my experience. In some cases, the enzymes work by themselves and dissolve the stain before the item is even washed. This stuff works better than every Pinterest method that I have tried – including Dawn dish soap, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc.! The mini bottle are perfect for keeping one at work or in the car and I purchase the refill bag to fill these small bottles and the larger spray bottle that we keep at home.” —Amanda

17. A silicone lip-exfoliating brush to finally banish dryness and chapping from your pout so you can break out those liquid lipsticks once again.

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One side has smaller bumps for exfoliating away dead skin (you can use it with your favorite lip scrub, too!) and the other har larger circles to massage in your favorite lip oil or balm for hydration.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

Promising review: “I admit I was skeptical about this product, but my desperation made me click the BUY button. I just had a baby, and between all the milk I was pumping for the baby and caffeine drinking, my body was dried out and dehydrated. My lips were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried and true expensive as heck lip moisturizer I use couldn’t help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I saw results in just a couple days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. I tried using a toothbrush and I would not recommend it. This silicone lip brush feels so good and since the ‘bristles’ or bumps’ are shallow. I just needed to use a little bit of my expensive lip moisturizer and it was so easy to clean the brush afterwards. Where has this thing been all my life? I don’t think I can live without it now.” —Double-J

18. A scratch-removing car restoration kit with a buffing pad and polish to make those door-scraping accidents a worry of the past. Your car will look brand-new, but you won’t have to spend the big bucks.

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It buffs away scraped-on paint and minor scratches — if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you’ll need to actually go to your local body shop.

Get it from Amazon for $12.92.

Promising review: “Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago, and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap, and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my ‘after’ results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!” —S.R.

19. A fume-free oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, then wipe away for an oven so clean, you’ll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight.

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Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

Promising review: “Holy moly. This is some kind of miracle product. I sprayed it inside my oven and left it overnight, and wiped off an incredible sludge of brown goo in the morning, leaving behind a nearly pristine oven interior. There were a few areas that I had missed, so I sprayed and came back later that day. There are a few brown spots that don’t really want to come off, but I am not too fussed about them. Ninety-five percent of the grease came right off. It worked on the sides of the oven and on the rack. What I really liked is that it didn’t smell too bad. I expected some terrible toxic chemical, and though it does have a (‘lemon’) odor, it’s not that strong. Definitely better than running the self-clean and filling my house with fumes for five hours. The can is a lot bigger than I expected, and I barely used any (I was cleaning the ‘small’ oven). It will last for a long time. Prepare to sacrifice a sponge to this project as well.” –SBP

20. A pet hair-removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend’s shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

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It has over **7,000** five-star reviews!

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

Promising review: “Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care, it’s THAT good.” —Stephanie

21. A Maybelline metallic highlighter for adding a warm glow to your face with soft powder infused with reflective pigments you can apply sparingly or intensely.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.66+ (available in four colors).

Promising review: “This is a great highlighter for its price! I’ve used Becca’s Champagne Pop ($38) in the past, and NO ONE can tell the difference between the two. Its gives a natural looking glow- without the appearance of excess. I use it with both a fan and regular brush. Perfect for both night and day (you’ll need to vary the application depending on when you plan to use it, however). Arrived in perfect condition as well.” —Ajap Boparai

22. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand — and *one* product.

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Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $8.88 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $11.99)

Promising review: “You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How’s a dirty used-up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it’s just like, mocking you. It’s never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep cleaning, toss-away-after-you’re-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like…. How we like to clean.” —Juliana

23. Or if it’s already too late for some of those stains (looking at you, hard water!), a gentle but abrasive pumice stone FOR YOUR TOILET to remove the most permanent-seeming rust, lime, and hard water stains — without scratching the porcelain.

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Get it from Amazon for $10.62.

Promising review: “The backstory is as to be expected. I tried using the typical toilet brush to clean the ring buildup that had occurred. As with nearly everyone in existence, I had tried quite a few different name-brand toilet bowl cleaners and followed all the instructions. However, they would only remove probably 60-70% of what was built up. The rest I truly tried to put my heart and soul into removing, but the brush just wasn’t getting anywhere. LITERALLY within 15 *seconds*, I had already removed nearly every trace of the ring that was there. It was almost eerie to put so little effort into having this take off the remnants that were left behind. It took all of probably two minutes to make sure I got all the spots off. Honestly, the results look like the ring never existed. So, instead of pouring chemicals into your toilet bowl and breathing in traces of bleach (depending on toilet bowl cleaner), this thing can do worlds better at removing the ring entirely. It seems strange to say it, but this is one recommendation that will probably be given to more people than I want to admit. Just… wow…” —Austin S.

24. A collagen-infused ~protein treatment~ for an intense at-home mask that’ll help your strands look and feel less damaged in just five minutes. It’s basically a time machine for your hair is what I’m saying.

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*one reviewer says it’s even BETTER than Olaplex (which is over three times the price!).*

This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool).

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

Promising review: “I’ve used this twice so far and I just ordered two more tubes. It’s amazing. My hair hasn’t been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn’t greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner.” —Nancy

And check out the BuzzFeed Shopping editor’s (pictured above) review for her first-hand experience (it’s #1 in the post)!

25. Bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers you can pop into your sweatiest, stinkiest beer-soaked flats or old gym shoes — the smell will be G O N E.

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They don’t mask odors; they also absorb moisture to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming. You can reuse the bags for up to two years — just pop ’em in the sun for an hour every so often to freshen up.

Get one pair from Amazon for $9.95 (also available for packs of two and three pairs for a discount).

Promising review: “I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. OK, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!” —Erin

Learn more about them in Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers.

26. A Maybelline brow definer so you can finally stop ~brow-sing~ for better products. Fill in with the teardrop-shape pencil (for precise but natural “hairs”) and blend out with the fluffy spoolie for a gorge finish.

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Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in four colors).

Promising review: “I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something like Brow Wiz ($21) with the tiny tip is pointless and takes forever and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over” —Duchess

27. Or Glossier Brow Flick, a handy pen to make those forehead caterpillars look incredibly full. Its a super-fine brush pen that effortlessly draws on individual “hairs” for a natural-but-lush final look.

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Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three colors).

You can also get a set of Brow Flick and their cult-face Boy Brow for $30 — you save $4 on the combo!

Promising review: “I have incredible sparse/almost no eyebrows and for the longest time I’ve been looking for a true neutral brown brow pen that does not lean red or orange! I’ve tried several over the years, and they have all oxidized into the ickiest, most unnatural colors on me but Glossier, you DELIVERED!! It is the most perfect neutral brown — I can see this shade working on a lot of different people! It also builds well over my regular brow pencil. I can’t thank you enough for creating this product. Receiving my Brow Flick in the mail today has made me so ridiculously happy!” —Thankfulgrows

I use Brow Flick every day that I wear makeup (which is…every day I go outside basically) and love it! Check out my full review for all the deets.

28. An Acure brightening facial scrub that’ll say “buh-bye” to dirt and oil, with sea kelp and French green clay to soften and detox your skin without removing all the moisture.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: “My new favorite scrub! It’s gentler than others that I’ve tried, but I think that makes it better. The soft seaweed exfoliates nicely and doesn’t cause micro-tears in my skin like apricot pits or walnut shells do in other scrubs. Most scrubs make my face look very red and irritated after using but this one doesn’t. I do think it brightens, too. I use it two or three times a week and I think my skin tone is evening out very nicely. Not too drying, either! Kind of moisturizing, in fact, which is great with a scrub.” —Megan S.

29. A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker to make perfectly al dente pasta right in the microwave — no waiting for the pot to boil. Plus, the lid doubles as a strainer, so you really won’t dirty any extra dishes!

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Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: “I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! There are lines to indicate how much water to put in the cooker versus the amount of pasta you intend to cook. The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!” —Kelsi Murphy

30. An odor-eliminating candle that’ll truly knock out the worst pet stinks and leaving your home smelling ahhh-mazing.

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They’re made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).

Promising review: “This smells so great. I recently rescued a dog. I love him, but not how he makes my house smell. This really does kill the odor long after you extinguish it. I can’t wait to try more scents. I even bought the Pet House car fresheners.” —Claws0617

Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor’s review for more info.

31. A jar of Aztec Secret’s Healing Clay mask, which ~pulsates~ as it works its magic, banishing the toughest acne and deep cleaning your pores with calcium bentonite clay. Basically it’s like an extracting facial, except you don’t have to schedule a pesky appointment or spend the big bucks.

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If you have sensitive skin, leave it on for five minutes, and if you have normal skin, you can leave it on for up to 20!

Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! I’ve struggled with my skin for years now and I’ve tried to many products, but nothing has cleared my skin up like this mask. I used it with apple cider vinegar every day for the first seven days and the results have been incredible! People ask me every day what I’m doing differently because the results have been so noticeable. I even posted about it on social media!” —Andrew

Check out more incredible before and after photos here!

32. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your brand-new or decades-old precious stones and keep them as sparkling as your love still is (awww!).

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It’s filled with a cleansing + polishing solution to rid stones of clouding dirt and oil and ensure every facet shines. Just twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush on!

Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

Promising review: “Don’t get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However…after using this..*oh my goodness*! After one use of the Diamond Dazzle Stik..my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents…and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!” —liltreeclimber

33. A set of extra-lightweight false eyelashes to bring the D R A M A without feeling uncomfortable or like they’re going to fall off every two seconds.

House of Lashes

And they can be reworn up to *15* times!

Get a set from House of Lashes for $12 (originally $30).

Promising review: “These are seriously my favorite lashes of all time. I have ordered so many pairs and I won’t order any other ones but these. The boudoir lites go from day to night so effortlessly and are so natural-looking and gorgeous. Please don’t ever discontinue them!!” —Amelia

34. A headlight-restoring kit that’ll make your yellow, dingy car headlights look brand new (you know, keeping you safer) in just *five* minutes.

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And it has everything you need! Three restoration pads of various grits, a spray lubricant, lens clarifying compound, and a lens sealing wipe.

Get it from Amazon for $9.46.

Promising review: “Very happy with this purchase. My 20-year-old Honda Civic’s headlights have seen better days. The lenses were cloudy, yellowed and dim at night. I didn’t even have to go through all the steps to see an almost total transformation of my headlights. No sanding necessary – just the first step and the lights looked almost new. I’ve used headlight restoration solution in the past, and this was significantly easier and better. I have enough to do the process maybe three or four times. Great value, great results!” —AS

35. A mini massage ball with firm bumps all over to help provide relief to your aching muscles after hunching over your computer on the sofa or your latest at-home workout. Ouch.

REI

Get it from REI for $14.95.

Promising review: “Can we talk about how fantastic this little thing is? I have a love-hate relationship with my foam roller and this beautiful little thing definitely has causes an enjoyable pain. My neck and lower back have never felt better. Talk about getting into those small places your big foam roller does not.” —Erin

36. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser (it’s pre-mixed so it makes less of a mess than the original powder). Seriously. It works on SO. MANY. SURFACES — sinks, cookware, stainless steel, faucets, countertops, tubs, toilets, grout, and more — so you can get to work and see results with only one product.

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Check out our first-hand review of Bar Keepers Friend original *and* the soft cleansing liquid for more deets and photographic ~evidence~.

Get it from Amazon for $16.26.

Promising review: “This is one of my favorite cleaning products for cleaning porcelain or steel. Nothing else seems to clean like this product, seriously. I think some of my tough stains might be rust-related or from hard water and this stuff cleans it easily (better than bleach, which doesn’t!) I apply the liquid cleaner on a sponge, then spread it over the stainless steel in my kitchen sink and also my porcelain bath tub. If there’s a tough stain, I leave the solution on for about a minute or two. Then I turn on the water and wipe it all clean with my sponge. All the stains seem to disappear!! My bath tub looks as clean as the day I bought it and I’ve had it for 10 years!! My kitchen sink is spotless as well with little effort. I’ve tried bleach in the past, but it could never remove tough stains and had a strong smell. This product doesn’t smell as strong, but it cleans much better with less effort to boot! I only recently tried it out, but it is the only cleaner I’ll buy for tough stains from now on! This product is awesome.” —Candy21

37. A Migrastil roll-on stick to help evaporate your migraine or tension headache within minutes. Just apply the blend of essential oils (including lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck — and POOF! Relief is here.

BuzzFeed / Katy Herman, Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Promising review: “Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches & nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples & the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune disease’s that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!” —DVS

Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor’s review to learn more about why she loves this!

38. A Burt’s Bees sunburn soother you need to stock up on *now* before we get into those summer days. You KNOW you don’t reapply sunscreen as often as you should anyway.

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It’s made with a blend of aloe and coconut oil for deeply moisturizing relief that *doesn’t* feel greasy. These photos above are four days apart, btw!

Get it from Amazon for $7.83.

Promising review: “Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Even if it does peel later on, it’s minimal compared to what it would be and look like if I had not used this sun soother.” —jlgentr3

39. A deep-cleaning brush duo with a powerful scrubbing head for banishing grout discoloration and a wiping blade to reach the crevices, crannies, and nooks that never get cleaned.

amazon.com, Amazon

Get the set of two tools from Amazon for $6.99 ( available in two colors).

Promising review: “This set is the best friend of those who hate cleaning bathroom fixtures. Instead of scrubbing and scraping, you can give a few comfortable whisks with one of these brushes and the job is done. The brushes are particularly good at quick-cleaning the back of the faucets where you normally can’t see what you are doing. Also good at keeping the silver drain rings shiny. Couldn’t be happier with this set. Recommend it highly.” —Rodger

40. A Feed-N-Wax Wood conditioner that’ll basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully, bringing out the natural color and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

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All you have to do is apply with a cloth, wait 20 minutes (perfect time for a mid-cleaning snack!) and wipe off the excess.

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

Promising review: “OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the ’30s that had been in storage forever… it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel… fantastic smell!” —Tiffany Sadowski

BH Cosmetics

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $3.60 (originally $6; available in 17 shades, plus four color-correcting shades).

Promising review: “The only concealer I found to actually cover my small breakouts and dark circles under my eyes.” —Korry Anne H.

42. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit, which includes cooktop cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range in minutes — no matter how long it’s been there.

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Get the kit from Amazon for $10.29.

Promising review: “Never give up, like the Little Engine that could. I love my glass top stove, but cleaning it is not as easy as just wiping it down. If you have one, you know how it is when something boils over or spills. This bakes whatever hits the glass and leaves those frustrating scorch marks. No matter how hard I scrubbed, I could never get the film off. I have tried every cleaning product, as well every home remedy suggestion and it never removes the marks. I came across this product on Amazon and after reading the reviews, thought, ‘Why not?’ Ah, all is good in the world after finding this. I put a quarter-size dot of Cerama Bryte, scrubbed it with a light scratch pad, and rainbows and unicorns came dancing. Ah, so shiny. I think I’ve invested 20+ labor hours trying to clean the stove top, and just gave up. With this product, it took me five minutes. If you have the same issue, get this stuff — it’s incredible. 5 stars+++” —Implied Queens

43. A pack of ethylene gas-absorbing produce bags to keep your fruits, veggies, and lettuce fresher for up to 10 TIMES longer. Strawberries are expensive, folks — now you can actually finish the whole container.

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Get a pack of 30 gallon-size bags from Amazon for $8.99.

Promising review: “I was somewhat skeptical as to whether or not these would work, but much to my delight, they work very well! The real test were the organic strawberries I bought. They’ve been in the bag in the refrigerator for eight days now and are still edible. Usually when I buy strawberries, they get mushy and moldy within a day or two. The other veggies I’ve used these bags for are also doing better than they normally do without the bag. More often than I’d like to admit, we buy a bunch of fruits and veggies and they go bad before we eat them. Thankfully, these bags are extending their edibility, so I’m not having to feed them to the chickens and donkeys. I’m very pleased with my purchase and definitely recommend them.” —Dallas Shopper

44. A drain snake with over 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don’t even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that’s clogging the system — in one quick pull.

Amazon, amazon.com

Real talk: after learning about this, I ordered two (of the previous version, without the handy grip to protect your fingers) and used it on my bathroom sink and shower. HOLY KAMOLE does it work. So gross, so effective.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

Promising review: “THIS IS PERFECT! My sink has been clogged up for five months and I tried everything: Drano, vinegar and baking soda, etc. None of these solutions worked. I tried this Flexi-Snake after seeing it in a BuzzFeed article about products that work surprisingly well, and this works surprisingly well. I unclogged my sink in less than five minutes. Next time something clogs, I’ll just buy one of these.” —Mekela

Me, looking at what came out of my bathroom sink after using the drain snake:

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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