All-purpose cleaner from The Laundress, Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp, colorful nail polish from Olive & June, and more things you’ll never wanna be without.
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Here’s all that’s required of you: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness-free.
Promising review: “Works like a charm! These are pretty cool! I was a little skeptical but I followed the easy-to-use directions and it worked just like the product said it would. Foamed up and cleaned the drain!! Smell removed!!” —Jennifer K
Promising review: “After my acrylics came off during quarantine, I wanted to make my natural nails stronger as they had had acrylics on them constantly for the better part of two years. I searched around Amazon and gave this product a try. I’m glad I did. I started using it twice a day, once in the morning and once towards the end of my work day. I’m down to once every few days now and my nails are much stronger after the past two months. I’ll continue to use it until I can get back to the salon.” —Alice B.
Jing Gao, the founder and CEO of Fly By Jing, is a chef, entrepreneur, and a globally-renowned expert on Chinese cuisine. While the flavors are inspired by her hometown of Chengdu, Jing’s recipes are deeply personal and offer a unique taste you won’t find anywhere else.
I got this sauce as a gift, and I have been obsessed ever since I tried it. It combines the most prized Sichuan peppercorns with fragrant dried chilies, fermented black beans, garlic, shallots and more for a numbing, umami-rich flavor that has enhanced truly everything I’ve tried it on — without overpowering the other flavors. I’ve been struggling to find the right sauce to take my home-cooked dishes to the next level, and let me tell you, this is it! Plus, the packaging is super cute and thoughtful, and mine even came with a beautiful little zine that includes a breakdown of the ingredients, some amazing recipe ideas, and more!
Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “These are incredible! I was totally skeptical about acne patches in general. I ordered a few different brands, and these by Avarelle are by far the superior choice! They are super thin and nearly invisible. The patches create a super tight seal that doesn’t budge even during sleep — they don’t peel off easy, but they don’t harm sensitive skin, either. AND THEY WORK! It’s amazing to see all the gunk these things suck out. Totally reduces acne overnight or, at the very least, reduces pimples to barely perceptible! Would recommend!” —Amanda L. Purnell
Promising review: “I bought this six weeks ago and it’s definitely an awesome product. My glasses always fogged up going inside, summer or winter. This eliminates that problem. Also since COVID, wearing masks really creates condensation on my glasses. I use it every few days and the problem is solved. Great product!” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I purchased this product as a stocking stuffer for my boyfriend, and we both love it! Simply spray before you go, and it’s as if a number two never happened. I’ve noticed that five squirts does the job. The product fully serves its intended purpose of masking even the raunchiest of smells. I plan on regular purchases of this product!” —Abbiegale
Their nail polish is also “seven-free” (i.e. no dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP, or xylene) and the colors options are amazing!
Promising review: “The nail polish itself is great. You really only need two coats to get good coverage and it dries fast. When I did my nails recently, my nails were dry in less than an hour, which is a miracle because, in the past with other polish, it would be more than two hours later, and I’d bump my nails and get so frustrated that I messed them up. And the polish lasts for a good while. I use my hands a lot, and I usually see the first chip a week to a week and a half in, which is outstanding in my book. Also, I seriously love the fact that most of the nail polishes are named after the initials of real women — with some even just being fans of the brand.”
“Each box comes with a Poppy, top coat, cuticle serum with cactus flower, clean-up brush, polish remover pot, nail clippers, file, and a buffer bar (above left). It is a bit more expensive, but IMO, it’s worth it because you seriously have all the tools right there to do your nails. Plus, when you’re done, they all fit right back into the box, so you can store them easily and know exactly where they are next time you’re ready to paint. The tools are also super easy to use. My favorites are the Poppy and the cuticle serum, which you simply twist and cover your cuticles in, leaving them feeling moisturized and looking great. I’m right-handed, so I used to struggle so much to paint those fingers. In the past, my left hand would look amazing but the right would be on the hot mess express. But then I discovered the Poppy, which made things SO much easier. And though it’s really great to help paint your dominant hand, it seriously just makes painting your nails in general so much easier. Those nails above took me less than five minutes to do two coats and a top coat. And yeah, that’s exactly how they looked after they were done. Plus, if you have the kit, you can use the clean-up brush and nail polish remover to get rid of any misplaced polish, because we can’t all be perfect.” —Abby Kass, BuzzFeed Staff
Get the nail polish individually for $8 or get their Bestsellers Set for $80 from Olive & June.
Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!” —Kimberly
The formula is made up of peppermint, spearmint, coconut and lavender essential oils to cool and soothe the area.
Promising review: “After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, he has purchased them for his Mom and several friends. FANTASTIC.” —SarahElizabeth
You don’t have to sculpt the batter to look like a turkey…but I highly recommend it! I got this variety pack around Thanksgiving, and my girlfriend, who specializes in custom cake and cookie sculptures, knew instantly that she wanted to make some of them into turkeys. Heads up that the Immunity x Chocolate Chip flavor was the best for sculpting and molding, if that’s your thing. It stayed relatively the same size and shape in the oven, while the others expanded quite a bit. They were all equally delicious though. The flavor was rich without being overly sweet, and all of them taste great even straight out of the jar. They were super quick and easy to make, only taking seven or eight minutes in the oven. I found that the flavor didn’t change all that much after baking, but that was fine by me since they’re so good to begin with!
Get the variety pack from DEUX for $45 (includes one jar of Immunity x Chocolate Chip, one jar of Collagen x Brownie Batter, and one jar of Protein x Peanut Butter).
Promising review: “I write this for Pabu, a Shih Tzu. The vanilla mint flavor disappeared for a long time, and Pabu would refuse all other flavors. This arrived yesterday and he went right for the first link. Happy breath and dental care again. Woo-hoo!” —Mikah
These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.
Promising review: “I was ready to trash my old GE dishwasher because it left so much behind on the dishes, and I spent more time pre-washing and then re-washing them than I would have spent just washing everything by hand. I decided to try these tablets as a last resort, not really having any faith that they would make a difference. But these actually work! I popped one into the detergent dispenser and ran it through an empty cycle. After that, I immediately saw a big improvement. The effect lasted about five to six weeks when I started to notice the same crusty residue on the washed dishes. I repeated the empty cycle with one tablet and, again, things got much better. So I’m convinced! They really are worth a try.” —D. Raviele
Promising review: “I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!” —Ashley
Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! I wore heels that always give me blisters for eight hours, and I didn’t get a single one when using this balm. It really worked! I plan on getting it again and again. I always have it in my bag at work just in case. I did find it necessary to reapply if I took my shoes off and put them on again.” —Donna
One BuzzFeeder described the taste as a “tea-coffee hybrid” and that the mushroom presence is very faint. And! He said this makes him “feel clear-headed, chilled, yet stimulated.” Sounds a lot better than my coffee-induced crashes. To learn more about this, check out a BuzzFeeder’s full review in “10 Life-Changing Things To Try In May.” (#3)
Promising review: “I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these ‘super-‘mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good.” —Kate O’Neill
Paige’s Candle Co. is a Black woman-owned business, and the candles are vegan and shipped with biodegradable materials.
Promising review: “Works better than anything else we have tried on our six-foot jetted hot tub. We have well water with lots of minerals. Oh Yuk gets the crud out fast and rinses easy. Been using it for three years and nothing else comes close.” —Linda
Promising review: “I slipped in the shower the other day and grabbed my towel bar outside of it so as not to die. Doing so, I ripped the bar off the wall, including the screws and anchors, so I had four small but kind of nasty holes in my wall. I’ve never done any sort of drywall repair/spackling, etc., and I figured, for under $10 with all I could need, this would do the job. I applied the spackle, smoothed it with the flat end of the tube, and allowed it to dry. I was able to sand it smooth and then paint over the spackle. It looks fine now. I give it 5 stars for convenience.” —John J. Connelly Jr.
These rolls are made from tree-free, 100% bamboo paper with zero plastic packaging (even the tape!). They’re also free of inks, no dyes, and BPA. This is a Black-owned business with a model that partners with SOIL in Haiti to provide toilets and remove waste from communities. SOIL (safely!) treats collected waste and turns it into compost that’s sold to support agriculture, reforestation, and climate change mitigation efforts in Haiti.
Get 24 rolls from Reel for $29.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).
Promising review: “I have and love this cleanser! I have super sensitive skin and tend to avoid any skincare products with strong smells, but I haven’t had a problem with this one, despite with wonderful honey smell. It’s a gel cleanser that doesn’t foam (foaming is a little drying so it should be avoided if you have dry skin) but can be worked into a nice, sudsy lather. It’s infused with honey and hyaluronic acid to moisturize while cleansing.” —Bek O’Connell, BuzzFeed Editor
This stain remover works on fresh and dried stains without forcing you to use bleach (win!!). Plus, it also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red-medicine stains, and even any “accidents” your pets may have left behind.
Promising review: “I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it’s still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it’s become a party trick. LOL. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate to a friend how great it is. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it to clean all sorts of materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have.” —Melanie Nolen
Promising review: “These worked great over the summer! They are long-lasting and cover a large area. You can buy with confidence knowing these will keep the bugs away.” —Bryan
To use, place 5-10 drops in your ears and let the microfoam action start softening the wax. Wait a few minutes, then flush with water using a bulb. Reviewers say it may take a few uses before wax is soft enough for removal, but…worth it.
Promising review: “I was skeptical, but this actually works and works well. Freaked me out at first — sounded like pop rocks in my ears. Day one flush did not reveal much debris, but day two definitely had it rolling out.” —Guy from Mt P
The pouch makes about 43 cups! Blk and Bold is a Black-owned business that pledges 5% of profits 5% of its profits to youth programming, workforce development, and ending youth homelessness.
Promising review: “This product is amazing. I have tried the regular strength Easy-Off and was disappointed so when I came across this I was skeptical, but after reading the views, I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did; this did wonders for my oven. Cleaned all the stuck-on spots that other cleaners missed with ease. I let it sit for two hours and tested a small section and I was pleased with the results so far so i let it sit overnight and almost all of it came off with no problem. I did have to scrub some off but not like other products. This is a lifesaver.” —trisha skubisz
Promising review: “I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms because I have very delicate skin, so I can’t use strongly scented deodorants. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I can’t believe that something finally works! My armpits don’t smell bad; I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful — I love the smell, and it is not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut.” —Patricia
Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four packs of one, four, and eight and in four scents).
It also helps get rid of tomato juice, red wine, yellow armpit stains, mud, makeup, pet stains, and more. It’s a nontoxic and cruelty-free concoction, which means it’s made from ingredients that won’t harm pets or kids.
Promising review: “I had some super-nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled as if someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me, certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them and took them out of the dryer, and I couldn’t believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand-new. I love this stuff!” —Don K.
Promising review: “I truly can’t get over how well this works! I had never used Lime-A-Way before. I always used a bleach bathroom spray, which would clean, but I still had discoloration in the tub, making it look dirty. I chalked it up to the tub being old, since the discoloration had been there since I bought the house. Well, Lime-A-Way proved me wrong. The tub was, in fact, dirty. At first I thought I was just imagining that the tub was turning whiter, but I kept spraying. It’s unbelievable. After spraying, wiping with paper towels, and rinsing a few times, YEARS of buildup was gone. I’ve owned this house for three years, and since the day I moved in I’ve tried almost everything; soaking, scrubbing, scouring, bleach, abrasive cleaners. Now the tub looks brand-new!” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “In addition to petroleum, this ointment also has lanolin and a couple other ingredients, so it seems to work better than Vaseline. I have been using it almost everyday for the last few days. I have even used it on my lips and the heels of my feet. I like the way it makes my legs look healthy in the sun. Because it has the petroleum in it, it leaves a moist look to them. I have very dry skin. I always have. But this is really helping.” —Cbreeze475
Get it from Amazon for $10.06 (or get it for $13.74 when you Subscribe & Save).
As someone who would probably lick the seasoning directly off of an everything bagel if it were socially acceptable, let me tell you from personal experience that this blend is no joke! It legitimately tastes exactly like you hope it would, and I’ve yet to spinkle it on anything that hasn’t been improved by its presence.
Promising review: “I literally put this on everything. It’s awesome! I bought it because I already love Trader Joe’s, so that was a no-brainer. I was making homemade keto bagels and wanted everything bagels, and this was perfect. I will definitely buy more when I run out.” —Edward Maroney
Promising review: “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BATH BOMBS!!!! I think they are fun in terms of the packaging, the names, the colors and the little ‘extras’ mixed in the bombs. I personally feel they are just the right size and love the colors. The first time around I was concerned about the color part but no worries — doesn’t stain the tub. They are very moisturizing for the long tough New York winter we are experiencing this year; my skin tends to be dry but using these bath bombs on a regular basis has helped to keep my skin nice and soft. And the number of bath bombs in the set along with the price is just right!” —Pamela
Promising review: “Hello, it’s me, a newly minted Laundress head. I started using this spray about a week ago and in the days since have completely lost control! I insist on cleaning every corner of my apartment with the sweet, ylang ylang-scented stuff. Did I mention it is the first product that’s ever successfully worked to remove all the grime on my fridge? No choice but to stan.” —Colin Gorenstein, BuzzFeed Staff
Promising review: “I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly ‘what do you want to eat,’ ‘what do we have,’ blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week’s meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don’t miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn’t stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low.” —Haley
The scents are: aloe, acai, bamboo, broccoli, cucumber, coconut, fig, green tea, ginseng, manuka honey, lime, oatmeal, rice, rose, pomegranate, shea butter, tea tree, and tomato.
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