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Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. 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: “This thing is serious magic. if you’re familiar with LipSense products, you know they don’t leave your face unless you want them to. The lip color and liner especially are like spackle, which I LOVE!! They never budge!! This cloth removes ALL OF IT. From basic easy off makeup all the way up to the industrial strength should-pay-rent-on-your-face stuff — WITH JUST WATER. I was skeptical but I’m a believer. scrubbing is NOT abrasive, and I’m no longer using harsh products to remove my face!!” —Amber Liz

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in pink, purple, light blue, white, navy, turquoise, and red).

Promising review: “These socks have just changed my life. I am not even kidding. I suffer all of the time from feet that are painfully cold when the temperature outside is anything less than about 75 F. It is horrible. I wear double socks with slippers; still have cold feet. Always having them tucked under a few thick blankets while watching tv, etc., but still feeling the cold in my feet. Well, I saw the reviews and ordered these. I put them on this evening, put on my usual slippers, and shortly after I felt like I had an electric heater inside my socks. They feel so very warm and toasty. I have never had a sock that could do this. Even thick wool socks don’t do this. MY FEET ARE ACTUALLY WARM which is something that rarely ever happens. I am in LOVE with these socks. I could kiss whoever invented them.” —Linda Marie Nutter

Get a three-pack of women’s sizes from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 5–9 and 8–13 and two color sets) and men’s sizes for $27.99 (available in sizes 7–12 and 12–15 and two color sets).

Promising review: “I was skeptical when I ordered this, but I have a husband who makes bug splats on my walls and I needed something to stop that. This thing actually works!! I have always been a catch and release person when it comes to indoor bugs but this makes it so much easier. I love it.” —Island Gal

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

Promising review: “Have wanted a travel pillow forever! Took a chance on this. Oh my gosh it’s amazing! It forms to my neck and no matter which way I turn my head, I can fall asleep instantly. This is so much better than standard travel pillows. One of my best Amazon purchases to date!” —Lauren Grubb

Promising review: “Didn’t expect much but I LOVE this. Marshmallows got as light or as burned as you like them!!! I like them burned but you can easily just toast them much lighter! Took about two minutes each.” —Kristin86

Promising review: “I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I’ve always had a hard time keeping these crazy little earbuds in my ears, so when I head out to the gym, or anywhere that I want to listen to my playlists, I have to use my big earphones. With these EarHoox, that is no longer a problem! I would recommend them to ANYONE who works out, runs, walks, or just has a general problem with earbuds (such a strange word…ear buds).” —Green Day Lover

Get two pairs (one small and one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

You can fix fraying wires, hang pictures (without a nail), create ergonomic grips on tools, and soooooo much more.

It sets strong because it turns into silicone rubber, permanently bonding to almost any surface. It’s waterproof (use it to secure a shower caddy!), heat- and cold-resistant (use it to insulate a pot handle!), and electricity-insulating (fix those constantly fraying smartphone cords!).

Promising review: “My Macbook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger. The only downside is each package is not resealable. Luckily I also had an iPhone cable and Apple earphones to reinforce. So basically, Apple, get your s*** together and pack some Sugru with your products.” —Leesankwok

Promising review: “This mini heater is perfect for keeping my desk warm without tripping any breakers. It’s super portable, cute, and can fit back in my desk drawer for storage between cold months. My co-worker’s giant metal heater can’t claim that!” —Dan

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 always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth… and this stuff has it all and I’m more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!” —Lil Mama Mindy

Promising review: “I am not a wine specialist, but I know what I like and buy very good wine at very reasonable prices. I did a taste test to see if I could notice a difference. Sipped some wine out of the bottle left to breathe for a couple of minutes; then some wine poured through the aerator and sipped immediately. The difference is VERY NOTABLE, even to my untrained palate. The wine tasted fresher, smoother, less harsh and more flavorful! I no longer drink reds without using these. And if I forget, I pour the wine back in the bottle and attach the aerator. Another nice feature? There are no wine drops coming down the side of the aerator, so no more risk of dripping onto a tablecloth or a shirt.” —J. Long

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

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

Promising review: “These things really work. I use spinach in a smoothie daily. The bottom of the box usually had to be thrown out. I now use every bit. Same goes for my wife’s blueberries. We eat salads every night and the lettuce is fresh and crisp down to the last piece.” —Jim A.

Get a set of three from Amazon for $67.10+ each (available in five sizes and sets).

Promising review: “I love these gloves. I have three German shepherds that shed constantly and they do not sit still very well, but with these gloves they feel as if they are being petted and don’t mind at all. These gloves easily pick up the loose hair and leave my dogs sleek and shiny. Also it is very easy to just shake the hair off the gloves. You don’t have to dig the hair out of the grooves like you do with some brushes. I am so happy to have found these.” —Margie

Promising review: “Wow. My new favorite lip color!! I ate three meals today and it stayed completely on all day. It truly is a great color for all skin tones. It’s so lightweight when you wear it and also very matte. Would highly recommend!” —Crystal Cas

Promising review: “It really does play individual notes, on correct pitches. It was fun to play around with. If you’re a dorky musician (like me), this is definitely a fun way to enjoy music and wine!” —Gabe

It’s non-toxic and bleach free — working at the ~molecular~ level to break up stains for easy removal. I love science, don’t you?

Promising review: “It did pass my first test! I did not expect to use this product a couple of days after I received it. Had a spill of red over one of my favorite shirts. I did try to remove the most dramatic area with water and soap right away; then I let this product sink in for half hour before washing and voilà it was all gone!” —Gerson Melgar

Promising review: “My husband says this is the greatest beer bottle opener ever. Hate struggling to crack open your beer, well now you don’t have to! In one quick squeeze, it’s all over with and you’re enjoying your beer. And it’s a magnet, so it will never get lost in the drawer.” —4eva

Promising review: “Wow. Just wow. I had no expectations for this product since I’ve been dealing with cystic acne since I was a teenager (I’m 24 now), so I went into this purchase not expecting much. I have very sensitive, reactive skin and have never seen any real improvement. After reading all the crazy reviews about this product I figured I would give it a try, again, not expecting much. However, I have been blown away by the long-term results of using this mask. I mix it with apple cider vinegar and apply it several times a week when my skin is really bad, and it has never done anything negative to my skin – no irritation, no dryness, nothing. It always destroys every single pimple that emerges. It does bring underlying pimples to a head, and that can be a little disturbing at first, but it is so worth it for the end result. I was considering taking Accutane, a very strong and dangerous medicine, to finally cure my acne for good, and this product has made me completely reconsider.” —Heather E.

Promising review: “I always skeptical of products that claim to ‘glide through,’ but this brush actually works! I have very thick kinky coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I’d recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush. And yes, I’m leaving my Denman brush for this one.” —Amazon Customer

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 Stik..my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents…and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!” —liltreeclimber

Promising review: “I cannot believe how amazing this product is, I’ve been writing all over FB about it and encouraged get my friends to invest in one. We live in a small apartment that heats up quick with use of the oven, this baby saves us energy on and time! I cooked a pretty good size roast in about 45 minutes. Which would usually take 4-5 hours in the oven. Yeah, I’m in love. I really didn’t think it was possibly for this machine to be as great as it claims, but it really is! It’s WORTH IT. Don’t hesitate, take the step forward this awesome investment.” —Amanda D.

“My first time using the Oui Razor, I got the closest shave I’ve ever experienced. I have super sensitive skin, and am very prone to razor burn, but this razor, paired with the shave gel, made my legs feel like they had been waxed, and I got NO razor burn! I love this razor!” —Jamie

Get it from Oui the People for $75. Just note that it’ll take 8-10 weeks to get, as they are currently made to order.

Oui the People is a Black-owned business, and their products are designed to help you get your shave on *without* ingrowns and razor burn — and make you feel good in your skin.

Promising review: “Can’t say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, it appears I won’t be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I’m very impressed having been using around a month. You don’t know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!” —Aaron Morlock

Promising review: “I’ll admit i was a little skeptical about this but bought it due to all of the good reviews and research I did. It seemed almost too simple, if that makes sense. But yes, it really is that easy to work it and you definitely hear the clicks when you’re got it sealed up. It is very easy to take the stopper back out as well. I highly recommend this. I also don’t think it would be too hard for someone with arthritis, since you can grip the handle on the unit well and even the last pump or two it doesn’t take too much force.” —Celinenme

Get a vacuum sealer, plus two stoppers from Amazon for $11.87 (also available in different multipacks and colors).

Learn more about it in If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper.

Promising review: “I wanted to give this product 10 stars.. But was only limited to 5. This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I’m almost 30, and my face has become super oily… Like I can fry chicken on it by the end of the day. So for months I’ve neglected wearing any kind of foundation or makeup in general. After reading reviews I figured I would give this a try. The glow it gives you is AWESOME!!! it makes my skin so soft…. I’m probably going to wear just this and no foundation 50% of the time. I went for it and did my whole face and ladies.. You know that could mean several steps of products…After the Ttexas heat…And the sun..And amounts of sweat. My face was PERFECT……STILL! No oil… No smears… No pores… This is literally sent from heaven!!!! My ONLY dislike is the fact that you cant purchase this in five-gallon buckets!” —Jessica

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

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

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 $5.59.

Promising review: “I’m obsessed. This stuff works exactly as expected. Definitely soak feet for about an hour, put on booties for an hour, then rinse with soap and water. Soak every day after, and for the next two weeks, for five to ten minutes…wear socks as much as you can and at least for 20-30 min after daily soak. Tops of your feet and ankles will not peel off in sheets, but that skin is usually much softer than bottom of the foot. Bottom of feet and toes started peeling about 48 hours after treatment. Big peeling started about 24 hours after that. This even softened the feel of two large surgical scars on my ankle and foot. Tips: Do NOT moisturize at all during peeling process. Don’t do this within 2 weeks of having your bare feet exposed to the public…it’s kind of gross in a neat way. I have very sensitive skin and didn’t get any kind of irritation. It’s impossible to NOT peel the huge pieces, but make sure you stop peeling if you get resistance. Soak for 10-15 min and wait for the skin to soften if you must peel. You don’t want to create wounds or sore spots. I’m hooked and will do this again and again.” —Shannon

Promising review: “I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn’t clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I’ve never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn’t waterproof, I’ve definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I’m thrilled!!” —Sophie Johnson

I use this religiously and notice a huuuge difference. I have allergies and tend to rub my eyes, which isn’t great for my lashes, but this serum seriously helps with fallout and helps my lashes look much longer — when I use this they grow long enough to brush my brow bone, which would never happen otherwise.

Promising review: “I really wish I would have taken ‘before’ pics. My hairdresser told me about this stuff and said ‘it works so good I had to stop using it every night.’ I thought to myself ‘Oh yeah, lashes too long, no such thing’ but I on my second tube and I’m going to start using every other night. My lashes are so long, and it’s like I have a double row of lashes. My bottom lashes are thicker too. I rarely write reviews but wanted to share because it really really works.” —Asc

Promising review: “Everyone needs this product!! This gel is very easy to use and picks up even the smallest trash. It is a thick gel but fits in the hard-to-reach spots! I recommend it :)” –Alma Lopez

Promising review: “I CANNOT emphasize enough that this stuff works MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had taken before photos, because when I say magic, I mean UTTER WITCHCRAFT. The caulking around my tub was staining moldy, but a little hit of this and it was GLOWING WHITE like we had just recaulked. I recommended it to my aunt, whose house was built in the 1970s so her tub caulking stains were over 40 years in the making, and she was going to pay someone to come in to strip the caulk and do it over new. I told her no need — just use some of this stuff! Worked like witchcraft AGAIN!!!! Her caulking is also glowing white now, and she’s recommending it to HER friends now!!! This stuff is so good, you’ll recommend it to everyone you know. No caulking stains are too deep for this!!!!!!” —Amazon Customer

Promising review: “BEST PURCHASE I’VE EVER MADE, PROBABLY. I bought this underwear the day it was released. I don’t usually buy anything off clearance, but I made an exception for period-proof underwear that isn’t panties/briefs. I figured these would be worth $30 apiece for being a shape that won’t set off my brain’s gender alarms. These are so much nicer even than just that. I no longer get pad wedgies. My reusable fabric pads no longer slide around randomly (the floating gusset holds everything in place nicely). The gusset doesn’t get twisted, doesn’t chafe, nothing like that. Everything stays exactly where I need it to be, even when I’m asleep. The only downside — the fabric is a little thinner than I expected. I’d only ordered bras from TomboyX before, so I didn’t realize how lightweight the underwear is. It’s comfortable and it’s fully opaque, so it’s not really an issue, just an observation. Time will tell how these hold up to repeated wearing, washing, stain removing, etc., but I have high hopes since the overall design is really effective” —E.

TomboyX is a queer-owned business founded by Fran and Naomi, with the mission of creating comfy, gender-neutral underwear and loungewear

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

Promising review: “I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors even cleaning everyday. I have use other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but One Fur All Pet House Candles do better. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don’t smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and it was actually commented “Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?” I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the BEST answer.” —LLL Texas

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

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

Promising review: “I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS, I was like pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING. Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub off the skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!!!!” —Jamie

Promising review: “FINALLY! My long search is over for a solution that really works! The eggs poach perfectly! The process involves simply dropping an egg into the poacher and waiting a few minutes for the desired level of firmness — no stirring the water to create a vortex or messing with the egg during cooking! This means that when you need to cook for several guests, multiple poachers can be used to prepare as many eggs as needed at the same time! There was even a handy chart with suggested poaching times which is dead-on accurate. Cleanup is a breeze! I am ordering another set and won’t poach any other way than with Good Grips. My only negative comment is that I will probably eat way more Eggs Benedict than I should now that it is so easy to prepare the eggs!” —JoeBT

Promising review: “OMG this is the BEST HAIR TOOL for haircut with layers!! When I tried to style it at home with a regular blow dryer and round brush I couldn’t do it like the my hairstylist — it came out flat and straight. Then I came across this AMAZING brush. I am SOOOOO GLAD I tried it. This product is truly everything!!! It is LIGHTWEIGHT, which makes it very easy to hold, the heat temperature on high is perfect (first i thought it wasn’t hot enough, but it’s perfect to style hair without causing heat damage), the bristles are soft, hair slides through, does not pull on hair, no breakage at all. The feature that I LOVE is that it has a cool setting to let curls cool down before releasing them (NO NEED TO USE HOT ROLLERS). This hot air brush is so great that I had to purchase one for mom as soon as I was done using it. Cannot say enough good things!” —FashionChic

To say I love this brush would be an understatement. Check out my full review of the John Frieda hot air brush for all the ~hairy details~.

Promising review: “I don’t write many reviews, but when something blows my mind like this, I have to! Not only did this remove an enormous amount of hair from my drain, it took less than 30 seconds to do so! I didn’t really read the instructions, but it’s pretty straightforward. Stuck it in the drain, cranked the handle, pulled it out. Voila, no more hair! Buy it! You won’t be disappointed.” —Linsey Barbieri

Promising reviews: “You will be surprised how well this works. I though it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can’t comment on that.” —Rgd18

It’s available in three sizes and and 10 weights, so whether you’re looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king or queen-sized bed with your partner, there’s an option for you!

Promising review: “This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors’ appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! It is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead an order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs. This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!” —DeAnn Barksdale

Promising review: “I have been using these for about a week now, and I cannot tell you how much they have HELPED with plantar fasciitis. It is nothing short of amazing. I didn’t realize that these also act as an arch support until I wore them. Nothing but praise from me. I have spent soooo much $$ on foot remedies, and was skeptical about these little elastic bands, but this has to be the best product I have purchased in years! I have already ordered another pair just to be sure I have them on hand !! AAA+++ product !” —remzy

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