27 Things From Amazon It’s Time To Try For Yourself

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27 Things From Amazon It’s Time To Try For Yourself

Because once you do, you’ll understand all the hype.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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A Revlon 2-in-1 hair styling tool that will have you, just like the 245,000+ other 5-star reviewers, obsessed after just one use. Why, you ask? Because in almost no time at all, it dries your hair in a way that gives it a sleek, smooth blowout look. 😍

Reviewer's collage showing frizzy, wavy hair without revlon (top) compared to smooth, sleek blowout hairstyle with revlon (bottom)


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Promising review: “I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Like, wow, who is that Wookiee over there LOTS. I almost have to wake up BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work. This thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. I checked with my husband, in the next room, and in fact, I did not go through a blowout wormhole. The silkier-than-silk style was accomplished by this miracle of a brush in eight minutes (several more minutes were lost to running my hands through my hair and flicking it over my shoulder while smiling coquettishly in the mirror). If you struggle with an overabundance of hair like I do, seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try.” —Chris

Price: $39.43+ (available in two styles)

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An Essence mascara with such incredible lash lifting and volumizing power it almost seems too good to be true, especially when you consider the price. But don’t worry — with over 180,000 5-star ratings, you can be sure it’s the real deal!

reviewer wearing the mascara and holding up the tube


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Promising review: “After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E. Miller

Price: $4.99

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A Shark Tank-famous TubShroom, because let me just tell you, this baby WORKS! I have one of these and as soon as the drain starts to get a bit clogged, I just pull it out, wipe off the hair, and problem solved. Just like that. No more cringing as I dig out hair, no more pouring harsh chemicals down there, no more plumber calls! Just this magical tool!

reviewer's photo of the stainless steel topped Tubshroom with hair wrapped on bottom


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Promising review: “Two women sharing a shower is a recipe for a nightmare of clogged drains and all sorts of “as see on tv” gizmos to remove or prevent them. We’ve tried everything from what looks like plastic hedgehogs that fit over the drain to simple covers with slots in them. Every solution left something to be desired and ultimately didn’t work that well. After having used the TubShroom for a while I can finally say my search for a solution has ended. It’s simple, it works, and when you step on it by accident it just squishes flat instead of trying to impale you like the spiky things do. Cleaning is simpler too. Just remove it and pull the hair off the bottom. The tube squishes out of the way so you don’t have to take a pair of scissors and cut the hair out like I’ve had to do with other products. I’m amazed that such a simple design is so effective. Finally, a lifelong battle with the drain is over. One less thing to worry about.” —Ria

Price: $11+ (available in four styles)

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A plant-based exfoliation glove I personally swear by — it sloughs off tons of gross skin every time I use it, but even better than how soft it leaves my skin, is the fact that it’s helped to noticeably reduce my KP!! It’s got quite the following on Insta/TikTok but has only recently become available on Amazon… which means Prime shipping hehe.

close-up of dead skin sloughed off using the glove on legs


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Promising review: “I bought this glove after seeing it on Instagram and WOW I was impressed. I let my skin soften with a steamy shower for about eight minutes before scrubbing and was so impressed with the amount of dead skin that started to ball up! I have very sensitive skin and it didn’t irritate my skin at all. Highly recommend!” —Bridget

Price: $21

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A pack of wet-dry makeup sponges many reviewers praise as incredible Beauty Blender dupes. They say they’re just as soft, don’t soak up too much product, nearly double in size when wet, and overall work great!

Reviewer's photo of their blue sponge looking extra large compared to the pink sponge with caption "seriously impressed. blue is after water"


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Promising review: “Before I say anything else, I have owned a bunch of actual Beauty Blenders. These makeup sponges are REAL Beauty Blender dupes. They are just as soft as the real one. They don’t absorb a lot of product which is a huge no-no when I purchase makeup sponges. I got tired of paying $20 for each Beauty Blender (I use two while applying makeup daily). I use them dry for full coverage but they do get larger when wet. They wash amazingly. Because they don’t absorb a lot of product, it is very easy to wash them. I just use Dr. Bronners bar soap (peppermint) and water to cleanse. Perfection. Five makeup blenders for 50% less than an Original Beauty Blender. Yes please!!” —Asia C.

Price: $8.49 (available in four color sets)

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An Instant Pot here to become your super speedy and efficient sous chef. Seriously, this thing pressure cooks, slow cooks, sautés, warms your food, and more, saving you both time and energy. So if you haven’t invested already, it’s high time.

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I *love* my Instant Pot and use it for all sorts of things. It’s such an easy and quick way to meal prep for the week, or portion and freeze for easy weeknight meals. I love that it usually gives me plenty of leftovers too, hehe. 

Promising review: “This product is my best friend and I would marry it and grow old with it if I could. I’ve put pork loins, potatoes, yellow bundt cakes, rice, corn on the cob (look up INSTANT POT MILK CORN ON COB and you will never eat it any other way again!). I’ve made pierogis, lasagna, apple dump cake, a whole chicken, bone broth, chicken noodle soup… and more. This is all in less than a month. I’m eating healthier. Eating out less. Cleanup is easy. The food tastes awesome. The pork loin never dried out after it sat on the serving tray.” —sugabuga

Price:  $86.94+ (available in four sizes and three styles).

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A four-pack of jumbo matte hair claws because these ones will actually hold your hair in place without slipping, sliding, or tugging, even if your hair is so thick and long it’s nearing “Rapunzel” status.


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Promising review: “This is the second set of clips that I have found on Amazon that work with my thick and unruly hair. I live in a hot climate and on most days it’s essential to be able to get the hair up and off of my neck. I wear it longer just for that purpose. Any hair that is hanging on or near my neck doesn’t work in this climate. My hair is wavy to curly, super duper thick and most clips and especially plastic clips slide out of my hair no matter how well I am able to place them. I gave two of them to my daughter who has the same type of hair I do it and it works really well for her hair as well. Although her hair is a little straighter it was it is extraordinarily thick. So to that end I have absolutely nothing bad to say about these clips I put them in my hair once and they stay all day without readjusting or redoing. 😁” —Island Bound

Price: $11.99 (available in 18 color sets)

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A pair of wireless earbuds hailed by many reviewers as being excellent Airpod dupes, and maybe even better — incredible sound quality and wayyyy cheaper. PLUS! they’re also waterproof.

Reviewer's photo of the wireless buds resting outside the charging case


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Promising review: “I’ve had these for about six months now and I love these. No more annoying wires dangling around my neck. And no wires needed to charge this. The case itself charges wirelessly, and the earbuds charge in the case. This means I don’t have to worry about finding a charger that fits. No need for lightning connector, USB C, micro-USB, etc. This charges on any wireless base there is. The sound is great too. I admit I was worried when buying these because of the lack of wires but the sound is better than my last pair of wired earbuds. Definitely better than the sound from AirPods. Too much noise is lost with AirPods because they don’t fit to the ear like earbuds do. These can get loud too, if you want that.   I never turn them up all of the way because it can get too loud for me (and I like loud music) so they get loud enough. Sound quality is great for the types of music I listen to. That includes rap, some pop, classic rock, metal like Metallica and Megadeth, harder metal like Slayer and Lamb of God. It all sounds great. I have Bose speakers in my car and the music with these earbuds sounds better than when I listen to the speakers in my car.” —Joseph R Earley

Price: $25.99+ (available in five colors)

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A pair of buttery leggings sooo soft, comfy, and stylish you’ll have a hard time believing they’re not designer… until you see how little they affected your bank account. 🙂 Now I’m starting to understand why they’ve been dubbed the *perfectLululemon dupes by reviewers. Say hello to your newfound WFH uniform.

a reviewer wearing the black leggings on top of a mountain


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Promising review: “I tried them on this morning and it was like magic. They felt just like my $100 Lululemon leggings, except these have pockets! I can already tell this is the start of a beautiful friendship.” —Kate

Price: $23.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 29 colors)

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A weighted cotton blanket since draping yourself in this basically feels like a giant, comforting hug, AKA bye-bye anxiety. Won’t take you long to realize why everyone and their mother has been jumping on board the weighted blanket bandwagon lately.


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Promising review: “I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost six years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple of hours at a time. I tried everything, and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!” —Jenny

Price: $49.80+ (available in various sizes and weights and 37 colors)

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An insulated tumbler for a super cute way to keep your drinks perfectly cold and refreshing all day long, because it’s that time of year when your iced coffee lasts about five minutes before it’s warm…. and we can’t have that! Other important facts: it will keep your drinks hot as well and comes with two lids, one flip lid and one straw lid.

Reviewer's photo of blue and pink cup with straw and lid sitting on car console


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Promising review: “Not to be dramatic, but I would die for this cup. I bought the all black version and it’s beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I’m so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don’t think the description mentions, there’s NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours and when I came home the cubes were still there and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16oz size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags. 20/10.”jacklynn ramos

Price: $17.99+ (available in six sizes and 42 colors)

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A longline athletic crop top because word on the street is that it’s a fab Lululemon “Align” dupe — supposedly just as supportive and stylish, simply much more affordable. Guess you’ll just have to try it out and decide for yourself, right?

raviewer wearing the top in charcoal in front of a scenic landscape


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Promising review:  “I’m a Lululemon ambassador and have been so wary to try any cheap dupes. But these tops have easily become my absolute favorite. I’m wearing my Lulu leggings and the top matches 99% identically to the color and fabric feel. They are so buttery soft and comfy. I wear them to lounge around and they offer medium support for workouts! I wear them for my strength training workouts and dance classes and they keep everything in place while also offering nice coverage. I wouldn’t wear them for running as I require more support. HIGHLY highly recommend!” —Martha Sanchez

Price: $16.78+ (available in sizes XS–XL, and 22 colors/styles)

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A pack of washing machine cleaning tablets if you’re sick of the dirty smell from your clothes somehow transferring to the machine. Just pop these in and odors be gone!


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Promising review: I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn’t even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh.” —Kelli Crawford

Price: $6.99+ (available in three sizes)

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A pair of internet-beloved compression leggings since they hold up, stay in place, and help showcase any and all 🍑s.


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Promising review: “These are PERFECT if you’re tired of pulling your leggings up all the time!!! If you’re like me, you found yourself here because of TikTok, and you’re trying to decide if you’ll actually wear them… I’m here to say that you NEED them! Not only do these leggings stay in place the ENTIRE time you’re running, lifting, whatever, but they make your gains 10x more noticeable throughout the process… I’m buying more colors as we speak.” —Katt_1108

Price: $15.99 (available in sizes S–4X and 25 colors)

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A box of internet-loved Mighty Patch pimple patches so you can nip those blemishes in the bud. These multi-tasking patches keep you pimple-poppers from picking, help reduce blemish inflammation, and even turn white as they pull fluid out of whiteheads. And I personally find that they also help alleviate some of the pain that comes with those big ol’ zits.

Reviewer with the patch just applied (right) and after hours of use when patch turns white to indicate its pulled out the pus (left)


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Promising review: “I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick.” —Adg

Price: $12.99

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A pancake batter dispenser for all my breakfast lovers out there. Now you can easily make *perfectpancakes each and every morning without struggling and making a mess.

Reviewer's photo of their daughter using the pancake dispenser to make perfectly formed and mess free pancakes in the pan


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Promising review: “Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that’s even a double mess. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess. We will recommend this to our family and friends and anybody else we talk to in the world.” —Jim Hudson

Price:  $23.99

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A Squatty Potty because this will revolutionize the way you go number two… especially if you sometimes struggle to get things going. Trust me, if you don’t already have this, you NEED it.

The white squatty potty in front of a toilet


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Promising review: “So you think you could poop before? You were only pooping half speed. This will take you into the future. You will learn about science and time travel. Prepare yourself for a journey because this will change your life. There is no going back after making this purchase. You will most likely have to carry this around with you when you travel to other homes. Its like adding a twin-turbo to your Toyota Corolla. Don’t be like other lame poopers, be part of the cutting edge technology that will forever change your life. You won’t be disappointed. Buy this. NOW.” —Pip Lowback

Price: $24.99

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And a bottle of Poo-Pourri since just a few quick spritzes before you ~do your business~ magically masks those unpleasant bathroom odors. Literally anyone and everyone in the house will be thanking the powers that be for this stuff.

Reviewer holding the original citrus spray bottle


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Promising review: “I keep one in my purse. One in every purse, in fact. If you can avoid the embarrassment and save people the “ick” factor, it’s so worth it. I shouldn’t have waited so long watching those stupid commercials before trying it. Literally, my “it” smells like roses now. Well, lavender vanilla. Close enough for me!” —Jenny Rebecca Thomas

Price: $6.99+ (available in 11 sizes and 22 scents)

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A Bissell portable cleaner so you no longer have to enact your super complex carpet/couch-cleaning protocol every time your pet has a messy accident. This combines strong spray and suction to just lift those icky stains away!

Reviewer's photo of the cleaner being used on recliner


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Promising review: “Two months ago we got a 6-month-old puppy who has needed some time to get adjusted. That included more than a few accidents in our living room and on his bed. This machine has made clean up of everything so much simpler and I love that it’s deep cleaning and has a nontoxic pet cleaner so that our not-so-little puppy can isn’t harmed through exposure or smells. Also helpful since my teenage sons like to camp out on the couch with their friends on long weekends and our couch gets that fresh clean smell in an hour.” —Kindle Customer

Price: $123.59

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A pair of stainless steel tongue scrapers to usher in an era of oral hygiene like you’ve never experienced before. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your tongue looks and feels, which will help give you fresher breath and maybe even improve your sense of taste.

Progression of a reviewer's tongue going from white and mossy to mostly pink and clean of gunk


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Promising review: “Okay so first of all… I got this on yesterday June 20,2020 and I used it the morning of Fathers Day after I brushed…TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN read this and read it clearly: THIS SCRAPER WORKS!!! I have had halitosis for awhile now and I used to think it was digestion issues (what else could it be I thought) b/c I am the weirdo who brushes their teeth 3x a day, I have a water flosser , traditional floss as well as mouthwash. I take care of my mouth, but regardless my breath had a smelly odor no matter what. I searched for this tongue scraper after reading an article written by a team of dentists about bad breath and was a bit skeptical at first…let me tell y’all I’m so glad I bought this !! PLEASE CLEAN WITH ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP after each use guys !!! And scrape the tongue GENTLY !! The thick, white, “mossy” layer that lived on the back of my tongue is gone…. there is NO ODOR on my breath… Like NONE.. I have been blowing my breath while wearing a face mask in public and standing closely to my kids while talking & there’s no reaction… no nothing….this is a miracle! (Between you and me, I didn’t know my tongue was this pink!) I do NOT get paid for reviews, I am telling you the honest truth! Get this product TODAY if you’re looking for a remedy to bad breath! YOU ARE WELCOME ❤️” —Tahira Scott

Price: $9.99+ (available in three styles)

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A running short featuring a zippered pocket that many reviewers praise as being nearly identical, or even better according to some, than their more expensive counterpart. And best of all, these ones don’t require you to drop a ton of cash!

Reviewer's side by side showing lululemon high waisted shorts on left and nearly identical Amazon dupe shorts on the right


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Promising review: “DO NOT WALK….RUN! Better than all my lululemon shorts EASILY! These shorts look great while being so comfortable. I do CrossFit and I felt covered the whole time, but didn’t feel like I was being suffocated, the fabric is so breathable the zipper is a perfect size, I love everything about these shorts. I can not recommend them enough. I’ve told everyone who will listen, these are THE shorts every woman needs.” —MadelineVanHoose

Price: $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 32 colors)

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A Maybelline under-eye concealer since just a few dabs of this goji berry-infused cover-up will make those dark circles, fine lines, and puffy eyes disappear. And unlike the countless other brands you’ve tried, this one actually lives up to its promise of making you not look tired 24/7.


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Promising review: “I am a 30-year-old female. I have extremely dark under-eye circles. Honestly that is the only reason I wear makeup, is to cover them. I’ve used numerous kinds of concealers. Tarte shape tape, Mary kay, Estee lauder (assorted kinds), IT cosmetics, Bye-bye under-eye, Clinique, Laura Mercier, MAC and Bobbi Brown. I usually spend anywhere from $25–$30 on one tube of concealer and still feel unsatisfied with the coverage. Or it looks too heavy and thick by the time I set with a damp makeup sponge and powder (accentuating my under-eye fine lines). This little gem is great. I use this concealer every day instead of all my high-end brand concealers. It’s full coverage, buildable, lasts all day, not drying and not too liquidy. I’m so happy I gave this a try, will definitely be keeping this baby in my everyday makeup bag.” —Brittney

Price: $7.57 (available in 17 shades)

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A Saucemoto dip clip because your life will be forever changed by this genius invention. It attaches to the car vent to hold your ketchup and other sauces perfectly flat… meaning you can enjoy those nuggets and french fries in the car without making a mess!! 😩

Reviewer's photo of the dip clip holding honey mustard in their car


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Promising review:  “Do you struggle with coating your fries with ketchup while driving with your knee?? I did for years. I often spilled ketchup all over the front of me and never got the right ketchup to fry ration. NEVER AGAIN!! This thing changed my life. I will never road-trip again with out this miracle of modern science. I can now dunk with one hand and drive with the other. I have probably saved countless lives. But wait, there’s more!!!!!! The little cup pops out to accept larger dips (Chic-fil-a ranch) or for cleaning.” —ADGun

Price: $10.90+ (available in packs of two, four, six, and 10, and four colors)

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A pet hair remover so effective you might momentarily forget you are indeed a pet owner. Yeah, it’s that good.

Reviewer holding a clump of cat hair in hand next to roller on the now spotless bed


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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-lb. 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

Price: $28.95

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A wet-and-forget weekly shower spray that works exactly as you’d expect: spray it once a week, and then just rinse it off 8-12 hours later. No scrubbing required to get rid of soap scum, hard water stains, and other grime!


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Promising review: “I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I had tried the Dawn Dish Soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and had even used toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet and Forget Shower Spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!” —Amazon Customer

Price: $19.98+ (available in two sizes)

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A pair of these trendy two-strap sandals if you want the look and feel of Birks at only a fraction of the cost. Some reviewers even think these ones are softer and comfier than the name brand. Oh! And I almost forgot to mention, they’re also made from vegan leather. It’s just one win after another here!

Reviewer wearing the beige toe-cross sandals


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Promising review: As someone who owns multiple pairs of Birks, these sandals are absolutely up to the expectations of real Birks! The Birks I have are the Arizona soft footbed. I wanted this style of Birks but I couldn’t find the soft footbed version in them. I saw these are thought I may as well try them for the price. Let me tell you, these are even comfier than my soft-footbed Arizona Birks! Omg they feel amazing. They are nice and padded! They are so adorable too! Great quality. The price is a steal. They don’t rub anywhere. As far as sizing goes I agree they run a little small. They LOOK almost identical to real Birks. I wouldn’t be able to tell these weren’t the real deal if I saw someone wearing them to be honest. I highly recommend these to anyone with back/leg/foot pain as well. They’re just all around cute, stylish, super comfy and durable shoes!” —Lee

Price: $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–13, wide fits, and 21 colors)

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A reusable silicone bag free of BPA, PVC, and latex for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic storage bags that’s even more handy. Sure, you can use it to store and freeze food, bring your PB&J to the office, pack toiletries, etc., but you can also use it to steam veggies in the microwave! I don’t even buy plastic bags anymore because these are so awesome.


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Promising review: “Start with one or two (sandwich size is a good starter) and build your stash as you get rid of the plastic bags in your drawers. We’ve been using all sizes of Stasher bags for nearly a year — mostly food related — and have not had any issues with a single one. We use them to keep crackers/chips/bread from getting stale after opened, to keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer, pack sandwiches/meds/dog food or treats and so many more things. We sous vide in them, heat up food in the microwave in them, put them in the dishwasher, and marinate in them. They don’t leak, they don’t smell, are easy to close and open, and don’t take up much room compared to traditional Tupperware or other food storage. If you put squishy stuff or liquid in there, soaking with baking soda and vinegar for 30 minutes can make sure the crevices don’t mold as some reviewers mention. I do this a couple of times a month regardless of what is in them. If you don’t take care of them, they won’t last as long…like most things. They do cost more than regular plastic bags and require more work, because obviously you don’t just use them once. Make the switch and stop with the single use plastics.” —Maison Leach

Price: $9.99+ (available in 10 sizes and packs and 23 color combos)

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