There Are 52 Items In This List, Nothing Is Over $25, And They’re All Worth Every Penny

There Are 52 Items In This List, Nothing Is Over $25, And They’re All Worth Every Penny

We’re talking maximum results, with minimal spending.

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.


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.

A reviewer's before/after of black mold on bathroom tile grout being removed

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.


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~.

A graphic showing the sheet of different size stickers and a before/after of a router with the lights blacked out


They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *onand 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-outedition!

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

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

3. A pair of TikTok-famous Cushionaire slide sandals that seem to get more popular with every passing day — and for good reason. Reviewers swear the molded cushioned footbed (made from a *waterprooffoam) stays comfy for hours and hours, whether you’re using them as at-home slippers or actual outside shoes.

A reviewer in the terracotta sandals

A reviewer in the black sandals

Promising review: “Wow!!! Best slides I’ve ever had. I have designer slides and these surpass. True to size.They are super light but sturdy to walk, even on grass and on uneven side walk. Used them to walk my dogs and don’t get my feet dirty because of the wedge height. I’ve put them to the test and I’m Ordering in more colors and a back up pair. They are also stylish so they look cute to wear out. Ordered the orange which is like a camel color. Highly recommend!!!” —Krizia

Promising review: “Best Amazon purchase I’ve made! I have spondylilothesis and spinal stenosis, so I get horrible back, leg and foot pains. This literally helps relieve my pain while I’m working standing on my feet. They are super cute I get tons of compliments on them and they are breathable, lightweight and easy to keep clean. Perfect for Hawaii weather! 💁🏽‍♀️ There are other brands that look like this but don’t be fooled THIS is the brand that is the most comfortable I have other brands and they don’t cut it!” —Chelsea Proenza

Get them from Amazon for $24.49+ (available in women’s sizes 5-12 and 21 colors).


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.

A reviewer's hand in two photos: on the left holding the large square patch with absorbed pus all over, and on the right holding two smaller round patches with absorbed pus

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

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

Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.49.


A plant-based, paraben-free shampoo so you can feel good about *finallywashing 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.

AND it’s cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic. I use this on my brushes and beauty blenders and it just *reallyworks.

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.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


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.

A reviewer's pair of sneakers: one with very dirty soles and sides and the other looking basically brand new white

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.

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.

Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (available in two sizes).


A pack of anti-vibration pads, because laundry day is a chore enough without the rattling of the machines ruining your simultaneous Netflix binge.

They’re universal in size to work with most machines too!

Promising review: “I live in a New York City apartment on the fourth floor, I recently bought an LG all in one washer and dryer combo. I love the machine, however, when the spin cycle starts my apartment sounds and feels like either an earthquake or living on a rocket launch pad. I was confident that if I continued to use this machine it will eventually fall through the ceiling and on my neighbor ‘s head. I purchased a vibration pad from home depot but the earthquake continued. This product saved me from losing my apartment and possibly a murder rap, the vibration was reduced by 95%. I can now wash knowing my laundry and the rest of the world is safe.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $17.95.

8. A two-pack of mint-flavored, sensitive skin-friendly teeth-whitening pens you can just brush on and remove those deep-set coffee, tea, and wine stains — without all the hassle of those trays or strips.

before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth

Just twist the bottom, and paint onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses, and you can see how much you’ve used through the handy transparent tube!

Promising review: “I have used so many products before and this is the best so far! I even got a whitening kit from my dentist which is supposed to be very effective but it only burned my gums and the whitening wasn’t as fast as this product. I bought this just because it was not expensive and had good reviews but didn’t have any hopes it would work because it was a lot more affordable than the Dr’s kit that cost me hundreds of dollars. It is very easy to use. It actually works even after first application. It doesn’t burn gums. It doesn’t make your teeth sensitive.” —Melinda

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.


A pack of waterproof blister bandages that are thick enough to protect and prevent blisters (like moleskin), but also made of hydrocolloid to treat any existing blisters while you wear ’em.

The packet of bandages with the three sizes: long and narrow, round with side strips, and oval


On a family trip to Rome in 2019, my dad brought new shoes (???? terrible idea!!) and got really bad blisters. Luckily his Virgo daughter had these bbs along and enabled him to walk in much more comfort until they healed.

Promising review: “Great bandages! These are easy to use and so soft. They stayed on during a shower which impressed me as well. They are the perfect size and so comfortable. I also appreciated the fact that they didn’t come off in my shoe which is always a problem for me! Love the little case for them which I can easily throw in my purse. Great blister bandages!” —CTSmith

Get a pack of 12 (three different sizes) from Amazon for $12.49+ (also available in packs of just one size/shape for heel, spot, or toe).


Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, which over *170,000five-star reviewers swear by for dramatic length and volume *withoutclumps, thanks to the flake- and gob-free formula and cone-shaped brush.

A reviewer's lashes before mascara, after one layer, and after two layers, with dramatic length and volume after

Promising review: “After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte ($23) 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

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick with a ball made of volcanic stone that sucks the excess shine right off your face. Just pop it out and give it a wash once in a while and you can reuse it over and over and over again!

The rollerball stick on a pile of volcanic stone


Promising reviews: “Best purchase i have ever made. Oily skin type ppl definitely need this. Life changing.” —Estefania Barros

“This… this! I don’t know what sort of sorcery this is, but this thing totally works, and it’s freaking me out! I tested it by standing outside for a few mins (I live in the south, very humid) and then came back inside and rolled it along my nose. Sucked that oil right up!! I cannot believe I have been wasting money on blotting paper when this was out there (and reusable)! Totally buying some for my sister and friends. If you’re on the fence about it, JUST BUY IT!” —Stellar

Get it from Amazon for $13.49.


A FURemover rubber broom that, despite the name, isn’t just for those with shedding pets (altho it’s great for that) — as one of my BuzzFeed shopping colleague knows first hand, it’s also great at getting *humanhair out of carpets.


It works on all floor types, but is *especiallygreat on carpet. *Andit has a built-in squeegee great for cleaning up spills on hard surfaces.

Promising review: “This is the best broom ever. My parents own multiple and I just bought my first. It wasn’t to clean up pet hair but to collect my own hair, as I shed uncontrollably. The hair ball that formed after sweeping my living room carpet would make you think I should be bald. It was gross but glorious. Everyone should own one.” —Michelle K. Tulcan

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.


A stainless steel, dishwasher safe ice cream scoop with a ~chiseled edge~ and ergonomic grip to make dishing up a sundae feel less like arm day at the gym.

The pink scoop scooping out ice cream with reviewer text "this scoop went through ice cream like a hot knife through butter"

Promising review: “After hours of searching and comparing ice cream scoops I chose this one. I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase. It was delivered exactly on time and we immediately washed it so we could try it out. Wish we would’ve bought it sooner and saved the lives of our spoons ; -) We tried it on four different ice creams and it was like scooping whipped cream! This scoop is awesome!! Very heavy duty but not too heavy. It has a nice covering that makes it easy to grip especially since I have small hands. Its dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty!!! This is the only scoop you’ll ever need to buy!” —Jackie R.

Get it from Amazon for $12.49 (available in four colors).


A Minion-shaped steam diverter for Instant Pots, Ninja Foodis, and other pressure cookers, and whose only ~despicable plan~ is to move steam to the side, rather than venting up towards your cabinets. No warped wood or dripping condensation here!,

Reviewers say it fits a variety of pressure cookers!

Promising review: “We bought a Ninja Foodie and love to use it. However, we were always worried about the amount of steam being released right near our cabinets. Also, when turning the pressure release valve, we worry that we will be too close to the steam. This gadget solves both our issues. It changes the direction of the steam and makes it so your fingers are further away from the steam when you release the pressure. In addition, it’s adorable. The steam comes out of the minion’s eyes. It’s comical and functional. I stumbled across this product accidentally and am extremely happy I did!” —Kim Inman

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two styles: one for Instant Pot Duos and one for Ninja Foodis and Instant Pot Luxes).


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.

A reviewer's drawer with the white insert with underwear in each opening

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

Promising review:  “Just buy this! It changed my life (I have 2). I had a messy sock drawer where I shoved them in and closed it up, then the next day before work i would have difficulty finding my socks. Also, I was folding the top sock over the lower sock and blowing out my elastic………….NO MORE. This sock helper is GREAT! I roll the socks and can have the cool ones in front.” —melissa mansfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A completely reusable sponge (run it through the washing machine or dishwasher for cleaning) made from terry cloth on one side, cotton flannel on the other, and polyester mesh for a super effective clean that’s also better for the earth.

Three sponges in different prints

Marley’s Monsters / Etsy

The prints are also just super cute!

Promising review: “I’ve been searching for a dish sponge alternative for a long time. I bought one of these to try it out. I loved it so much I bought three more!! Excellent quality, flexible, soft but scrubs well with the mesh, keeps a good lather… all in all even better than a regular dish sponge! I’m thrilled! No more plastic trash dish sponges for me!! Thank you!! 💙🌎💚” —Jessica Hames

Get it from Marley’s Monsters on Etsy for $12+ (also available in a three-pack for $30; available in four colors).

Marley’s Monsters is a woman-owned shop based in Oregon (and home to the ~original~ Un-Paper Towel) making eco-friendly essentials for everyday use.


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.

A reviewer's counter with the tool, a cored pineapple exterior, and the spiraled fruit in a container

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!

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

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five colors).


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!

A reviewer's hand in two photos: one with short, bitten-down nails dates 8/20/2017 and one with longer, healthy-looking nails dated 10/16/2017

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $15.50.


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.

A jar of brown sugar with the terracotta bear in front of it


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

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.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.49 (also available in gingerbread person, maple leaf, and sugar cookie shapes).


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.


If you don’t *alreadyhave a drill, you can also get a cordless drill set with brushes just like the above and drill bits from Amazon for $43.99.

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

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


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!

Reviewers with everything from stick-straight to type 4C curls swear by these!

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

Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

22. Or a heatless silky curling rod headband you can wrap your hair around when you go to sleep at night to wake up with a bouncy blowout (without the actual blowout) — it can also help extend the life of your blowout too!

Reviewer with long hair in wide curls

Contents of the set in a cheetah print laid out

Each set comes with a curling rod, two hair scrunchies, a claw hair clip, and two duckbill hair clips to set it in place. These work best if you roll them with damp hair! 

Promising review: “Before purchasing, I’d seen a lot of reviews and tutorials on TikTok showing the results. My hair is thick, coarse, and naturally wavy, so I figured this might be a good alternative to rollers that are time-consuming to put in, difficult to sleep in, and ultimately not worth it. And MAN was I right to be hopeful. Wrap pieces of damp hair around it before bed, the tighter the wrap, the tighter the curl. Easy to sleep in since there’s nothing on the back of your head, and my curls are BOUNCY the next morning. My only complaint is that it doesn’t help give any top-volume, but that’s nothing some teasing can’t fix. 10/10. I’ll never go back to a curling iron.” —Mariah

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


A pair of insulating blackout curtains to keep precious heat and air conditioning 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.

A reviewer's window with the sunlight almost completely blocked out by the curtains (just a bit comes in at the top)

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

Get two panels from Amazon for $22.45+ (available in 16 sizes and 41 colors).

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

A reviewer's tumbler stained brown

The same tumbler but completely clean

Promising review: “My kids tend to take drinks to their rooms and leave them there for days (weeks) until I come across them. When it’s something like a smoothie that has been sitting in the reusable bottles is just caked on and very difficult to get clean. I can’t just pop them in the dishwasher. One of these tablets with warm water gets them looking like new again. I can’t get over how clean these bottles come. We have bottles and jugs of all different sizes since my kids play sports and we are away at tournaments frequently. These are a convenient way to make sure all our containers are clean and ready to go. I would certainly recommend there if your family uses bottles frequently.” —NewHopeBuyer

Get a pack of 36 tablets from Amazon for $24.


A wad preventer, because balled-up sheets that NEVER seem to actually get dry?? Not on my watch! Who has the time?! This genius invention will keep the corners from getting bunched up to increase your tumble and decrease your dry time.

a model showing a pair of sheets with the wad preventer


Just tuck the corners of your flat or fitted sheet into the holes to prevent tangling and twisting aaaand (according to the manufacturer…and backed up by reviewers) improve dry time by 75%!!!!!!!!

Promising review: “Best purchase! You wouldn’t think a small product like this could make a difference, but it makes a world of difference! I am amazed and so glad I found these. Gone are the days of wet clothes being wrapped up in sheets, or having to continuously check the dryer to untangle sheets. I will be purchasing more of these for myself and buying some as gifts!” —Becca

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Wad-Free is a small biz, and their products are made in the USA. 


A nongreasy eye cream designed to deflate your under eye bags, hydrate your delicate skin, and brighten your under-eyes, thanks to a blend of aloe, rosehip seed oil, and vitamins C and E. Under eye bags and circles are natural and NBD, but helping reduce their appearance can make you ~feel~ more awake!

Reviewer before and after showing the cream tightened and brightened their under-eye area

Promising review:  “I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had precancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That’s how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won’t be sorry.” —Lynda M.

Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in four sizes).


A car air freshener reed diffuser you can customize with *23scents to keep your wheels smelling fresh, whether you cart around messy kids, keep your gym gear in the back seat, or stop for french fries and don’t want your car smelling like McDonald’s forever.

The diffiser hanging from a rear view mirror

Amber and Wood Co.

I personally love the smell of McDonald’s in the car, but you do you. Just refill when you’ve run out — you can buy refills right from their shop!

Promising review: “This is the cutest car fresher and smells amazing! Perfect balance of filling the car but not overwhelming.” —indgot

Get it from Amber and Wood Co. on Etsy for $8 (available in 31 scents).

Amber and Wood Co. is a mom-owned small business making candles and other scented goods with phthalate-free essential oils.


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.

A BuzzFeed Shopping writer's before/after of a white tee with a large orange stain, and then the same shirt completely clean

BuzzFeed / Yi Yang

And it’s totally biodegradable too. These stain remover is IT. I spilled Thai yellow curry ALL OVER a brand new set of *light blueLou & Grey sweats, and this stuff got it out perfectly. I will NEVER not keep this stuff on hand. Just apply, let it sit a while for toucher stains, then simply run as usual in the wash!

Promising review: “This is absolutely the best stain remover I ever used. I had shirts that looked like they had oil stains on them. I tried other stain removers without luck. When I got Puracy I pre treated the stains then put a little more in and washed. The stains were completely gone. I was able to wear the shirts again!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


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.

A reviewer's car before using (with another car's paint and scratches on the door) and after using (no more paint, and only small scratches left)

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.

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.

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


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., Amazon

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

Get it from Amazon for $4.86+ (available in four colors).


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

A reviewer's before/after with a brown, rusty looking toilet on the left and the same toilet completely clean on the right

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

Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $9.38 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $18.46)


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.

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.

Get it from Amazon for $11.14.


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.

A BuzzFeed Shopping writer's wavy hair before using (frizzier and less defined) and after two uses (shinier, heavier-looking, and with a more defined wave)


*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).

Promising reviews: “I’ve been very careful when lightening my hair, but the straw feeling is sometimes inevitable when bleached. THIS PRODUCT IS MAGIC. I’ve always gone to my hairdresser when coloring so I’ve been fortunate to have my hair stay pretty nice but this made a world of a difference. My hair is like silk, or soft butter. So incredibly soft and shiny, I feel like a walking hair commercial. My hair feels so moisturized and healthy, just as soft if not softer than my hair was prior to coloring (been highlighting for five years now). Will be buying more before I run out, I will never stop using this product. FYI my natural color is the dark brown at the roots and my hair looks healthier than a natural blonde IMO 🙂 ADD TO YOUR CART YOU WONT REGRET. After you shampoo, load your hair up and do the rest of your shower, heck have it be a long shower bc you deserve it, and rinse out with lukewarm water.” —Meghan Davey

“I have 4c hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that wreaked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged. I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair.” —Therese-Claire

Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

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


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.

Three shelves of shoes, with each shoe having the rectangular grey fabric pouch inside


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.

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

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


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., Amazon

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

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


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.

Glossier, BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

Check out my full Brow Flick review for all the deets.

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

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!


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.

A reviewer's cheek in two images: one with active acne, texture and redness, the other with no active acne and less texture

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.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


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!

The rectangular pasta cooker with spaghetti inside


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

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


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

The lavender green tea candle in front of a model hugging a dog


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

Promising review: “These candles are fantastic! They smell great, and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for 1-2 hours at a time, but will get rid of the smells of wet dog, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I’ve had 3 candles now (the first arrived shattered, and was replaced; the next three arrived in perfect condition). I highly recommend these candles. I purchased the Vanilla Creme Brûlée scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents, but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!” —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 25 scents).

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


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.

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!

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

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

Check out more incredible before and after photos here!


A pack of 10 Swedish dishcloths so you can cut down your paper towel usage but soak up any spills (they absorb up to 20 times their weight) and get scrubbing jobs done — without getting stinky. You can even toss ’em in the washing machine.

The multicolor pack


I just ordered a set of these, and they’re great for soaking up errant drips, cleaning messy countertops, and all around tackling any job you just…need to tackle.

Promising review: “I’ve been on the hunt for kitchen cleaning rags and tried MANY. This may seem pricey but it’s a great value because it’s so easy to clean at the sink (or sterile with boiling water), unlike cloths, you don’t need a large supply to always have a clean cloth. It’s sturdy like a sponge and absorbs TONS of water and it squeezes almost dry, then dries in no time, even when it’s pouring rain. It’s flexible like a cloth when wet/damp and can clean any surface or tight spot. Great for wiping shower/bathroom fixtures dry. Because it’s so easy to clean with soap and water in the sink or boil to sterilize, there’s no need for a dozen to have a clean sponge/cloth all the time, or to do dirty rag laundry regularly. Great product!!” —Gilbert Agaran

Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in eight single-color packs or a multicolor pack).

These are made by a small business, btw!


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!).

A reviewer's diamond solitaire: cloudy before cleaning and brilliant with clearer facets after

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!

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 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

Get it from Amazon for $8.05.


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

A reviewer's car: on the bottom with cloudy, yellowed headlight and on top with clear clean headlight

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $10.73.


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

A reviewer rolling the small green ball under their foot


Promising review: “I’m beyond happy. As a Licensed Massage Therapist i was looking for something for my own plantar fasciatis in addition something valuable to offer clients. WINNER! I went TO TOWN with this ball on my feet. Talk about satisfaction. I did rub my feet a little raw with the nubs, but that is 100% my doing. I look forward to rolling my feet over the ball a few times a day. It’s immensely helpful and is able to pinpoint + target hard to get areas.” —Moon Valley Crab

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


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.

A reviewer's sink: on the left with grey scuffs and staining, on the right clean and almost new looking

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

Promising review: “This stuff is magic!! Made my rusty grill look brand spanking new!! My kitchen sink has never sparkled like this! I could go on all day! I used it for stuff ALL over the house in amazement!! It’s a cleaner’s dream!! I will never go without it again!!” —wimbish

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.


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

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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


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

A reviewer's back sunburnt in the shape of a bathing suit back on the left / the same back with completely faded burn

It’s made with a blend of aloe and coconut oil for deeply moisturizing relief that *doesn’tfeel greasy. These photos above are four days apart, btw!

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

Get it from Amazon for $7.69.


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

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

Get the set of two tools from Amazon for $8.99.


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 — *andadd a layer of protection.

A reviewer's table: above with marks and cloudy spots. Below shiny, clean, and polished

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.

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

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.


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.,

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

Get the kit from Amazon for $10.97.


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.


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

Get a pack of 30 gallon-size bags from Amazon for $9.99.


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.


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.

Promising review: “If you need to get into the deep side of your bathroom sink without removing anything….THIS IS IT! Gross crap came out of my bathroom sink. I have long curly hair and nothing was going to dissolve it. EVER. My sink is running free and I will again promise that I will never do anything with my hair over the sink! This puppy worked so good I am ignoring the fact that there is no way to remove the hair and grime it caught from my drain! Seriously no idea how I could possibly re-use. BUT I will order another 5 times as it does what I need!” —Kelly KH

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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


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