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    27 Highly-Rated Products That I Know Are Worth The Hype Because I Tried Them

    It turns out that reviewers have incredible taste!

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    1. I swear by this dewy-finish setting spray from NYX. It makes my foundation look much less cakey, and it keeps my makeup in place all day!

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    NYX also do a matte version of this setting spray, but I prefer the dewy kind on my dry skin! It keeps my face hydrated and ensures that my foundation looks more like skin than makeup – and as if that wasn't enough, it's got some serious staying power too.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 36,419 reviews.

    Price: £5.09.

    2. I transformed my most fuzzy and bobble-covered clothes in no time by using this (deeply satisfying) fabric comb.

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    Simply run this reusable comb over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes along the fabric. I've used it on really delicate garments without any damage!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 1,172 reviews.

    Price: £2.25.

    3. Don't be fooled by the name of these 'Unicorn Poo' bath bombs — they actually have a gorgeous raspberry scent.

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    They leave a stunning rainbow-hued trail behind them as they fizz, and the pack is actually pretty great value at less than £8 for ten bath bombs. I love using these to unwind after a stressful day, and I've found that they make for a perfect gift too!

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 1,413 reviews.

    Price: £7.79 for ten.

    4. This biotin & collagen conditioner from OGX makes my fine and frizzy hair look way healthier.

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    I have really long hair, so I appreciate how nourishing and moisturising this conditioner is on my dyed ends! It contains no drying sulphates, and its protein-packed formula will strengthen your strands from the inside out.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 3,930 reviews.

    Price: £7.00.

    5. I pair it with this hydrating argan oil shampoo for maximum results.

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    It's specially-designed to revive dry and damaged hair and hoo boy, is it good at its job! Its nourishing and protective silk proteins have restored and replenished my brittle, dry strands after just a few uses (oh, and it smells amazing too).

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 5,227 reviews.

    Price: £4.50.

    6. This is a little bit gross, but you know when limescale builds up in the base of your loo and no brush can clean it? Well, that's where this highly effective pumice stone comes in.

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    Our loo had some serious limescale buildup in its base that no amount of bleach or scrubbing could get rid of, and it was getting pretty disgusting. I eventually found out about pumice cleaning blocks online and nabbed this inexpensive one after reading its rave reviews! Just wet the stone, rub it over your grossest surfaces, and then rinse or wipe the dirt away – it's really easy to use, and it'll work on your ovens and barbecues too (although you should obviously use new blocks for those jobs!).

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 280 reviews.

    Price: £2.40.

    7. My chin breaks out a lot now that I wear a face covering every time I head outside. These NIP+FAB glycolic patches brighten, exfoliate, and decongest my skin!

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    Confession time: I struggle to commit to a complicated skincare routine, which is why these low-effort pads are such a great option for me. They contain exfoliating glycolic acid and decongesting salicylic acid, among loads of other skin-reviving ingredients! They're designed to be used just before you fall asleep, so I keep a tub on my bedside cabinet for easy access.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 7,931 reviews.

    Price: £15.00 for 60 pads.

    8. My flat has an ancient extractor fan that gets visibly greasy really quickly. This powerful degreaser spray made cleaning the panels WAY less daunting!

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    The product inside was powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on my behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Rating: 4.8-star average rating from 5,404 reviews.

    Price: £1.00.

    9. Okay, I know that this is kind of a sad admission, but I do in fact have a favourite brand of bleach. Domestos' extra-strength formula effortlessly cuts through the hard-to-budge messes that build up in my house, and it doesn't have an overpowering smell either!

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    The high-strength formula will disinfect any surface it comes into contact with, and it's powerful enough to cut through grease, grime, worked-in stains, and more. Customers love how deeply it's cleaned their hard surfaces — I've sworn by this bleach for years because of how fast-acting and effective it is!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 540 reviews.

    Price: £0.99.

    10. This mug-cleaning powder removed the Enormous Stain of Shame from my mankiest cup.

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    You know those cups you've abandoned in the back of the cupboard because their stains are so bad? Yeah, I had one of those and was about to throw it out before trying this powder as a last resort. I was amazed by the results – the product wears away the stains and marks from buildup while keeping the mug's surface underneath safe, and it doesn't leave a bad taste or odour behind either!

    Rating: 4.8-star average rating from 1,179 reviews.

    Price: £5.59.

    11. My coworker's nails always look amazing, so when she told me she swore by this Seche Vite topcoat, I added it to my basket ASAP. I've been really impressed by its silky, chip-resistant finish!

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    My home manicures barely used to last me a day, partly because when I saw a loose bit of varnish I couldn't resist picking it off (I know, I know). This topcoat's finish is too hard to be picked at, though – I feel like I'm wearing gels! It bonds your nail varnish to the nail beds underneath, so your manicure will stay put for weeks.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 15,398 reviews.

    Price: £4.99.

    12. I've had this Remington 'Shine Therapy' hair straightener for years and it still works just as well as it did when I first bought it.

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    Anyone who has long, dry hair will know how hard it is to find a straightener that leaves your hair sleek without frazzling your ends, and that's exactly what this straightener does for me! It's got argan oil-infused ceramic plates that help to hydrate and protect your tresses, and I can view its adjustable temperature from a handy display panel. It can reach temperatures up to 230°C, and I've found that it actually does live up to its promise of achieving my desired heat after just 15 seconds!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 6,750 reviews.

    Price: £24.99.

    13. This Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder brought my grimiest kitchenware back to its former glory.

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    To be honest, I was a bit sceptical about this powder because I'd tried everything else on my grossest baking tray to no avail. I ended up being blown away by how easy to use and effective it was – I just placed it into the tin and scrubbed until the stains had gone before rinsing the grime away!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 1,443 reviews.

    Price: £2.50.

    14. These low-effort hydrocolloid patches conceal AND heal my spots at the same time.

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    I applied one of these on top of my spot and overnight it began drawing the excess moisture and gunk out from my skin, helping to dehydrate (and eventually eradicate) the zit.

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 5,147 reviews.

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    15. Like most homes in the UK, my flat is in a hard water area. I avoid having to deep-clean the crust in my kettle by using this drop-in descaler ball instead! I just popped it in and continued to use the appliance as normal while it worked its magic (so low-hassle).

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    Mineral deposits collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in my kettle, so I can remove and rinse it quickly and easily whenever I need to. It's proved to be much easier than cleaning out built-up limescale from my most-used kitchen appliance!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 2,018 reviews.

    Price: £2.29.

    16. I'd been thinking about buying the iconic Instant Pot for a while, but wasn't sure if I would ever actually use it. I'm now relying on this genius gadget almost every day — I just chuck some ingredients in it before I start my WFH day and tuck in to a delicious, low-hassle meal after I've finished!

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    I love to cook, but I don't buy many kitchen gadgets (in my tiny, shared kitchen, I've got to be pretty sure that any new additions will actually be worth the loss of space). This Instant Pot has more than earned its place on my countertops, though — it works as a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, and so much more. Strong flavours don't cling to its stainless steel tub, and the sealed lid keeps smells contained! Plus, I don't need to worry about having to prep my dinner while someone else is using the kitchen now that I can just leave it to cook in this bad boy for a few hours (ugh, the dream).

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 6,058 reviews.

    Price: £84.99.

    17. I swear by this hyper-precise eyebrow pencil to get my brows looking good in no time!

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    It's got a brow-shaping spoolie on one end and a fine-tipped pencil at the other. Reviewers love how long-lasting it is, and I've found that it fills in the scar in my right eyebrow where other products struggle to do so!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 1,586 reviews.

    Price: £4.49.

    18. This incredible descaler spray totally transformed my shower head, and it even removed buildup from the hardest-to-reach nooks and crannies.

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    Spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which then works its limescale-destroying magic for five minutes at most. I was amazed by how quickly and effectively this stuff got to work!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 1,900 reviews.

    Price: £3.00.

    19. Having used these these self-adhesive Command strips myself, I now completely understand why so many people swear by them.

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    I simply peeled the backing off of these adhesive strips, attached them to the corners of my tapestry, and then stuck it onto the wall (yes, it was that easy). I was impressed by how much weight these bad boys could bear – a pair of these hooks will hold up to 5.4kg.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 7,396 reviews.

    Price: £3.00 for four pairs.

    20. If your fave nail polishes have been looking a little gloopy lately, you don't necessarily have to throw them out! I've used this nail polish thinner to transform a few of my own varnishes.

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    I only needed to add one or two drops to my old nail varnish before turning the bottle around to distribute it (shaking it would have added too much air). It made the varnish inside looser and much easier to apply!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 186 reviews.

    Price: £5.95.

    21. This popular eyebrow tint claims to last up to six weeks – four weeks in, I have yet to be let down! I love how well it covers my scar.

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    The formula gets to work in about ten minutes! It comes with a handy spoolie for easy application, and the tint definitely helped to conceal my gap. Of course, this product can only dye the hairs that are already there, but it does a good enough job that I feel okay walking around with no product. A little bit of this stuff goes far, so the pack should see you through a few applications.

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 12,422 reviews.

    Price: £5.63.

    22. I'm always amazed by how well this eco-friendly laundry egg works. It's gotten rid of my need for detergent altogether!

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    Pop it in the drum of your washing machine with your clothes and the beads inside will create a fresh-smelling lather as they circulate! I find that it removes stains and odours just as well as regular detergent does, and one egg will see you through for up to 210 washes (woah).

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 7,093 reviews.

    Price: £12.99.

    23. Wearing this glittery rose gold nail polish from Essie boosts my mood by about 30,000%.

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    I achieved a full-coverage finish after just a couple of coats, and it's perfect for glitter gradient nails!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 6,443 reviews.

    Price: £7.99.

    24. I got rid of the Dreaded Patch on my ceiling with this ridiculously highly-rated mould removal spray.

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    Leave this foaming spray on any affected areas for up to half an hour and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath. I didn't need to scrub or even wipe too hard when removing the product – it came off (along with the mould) in a couple of easy swipes!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 10,133 reviews.

    Price: £5.00.

    25. It turns out that beauty buffs were completely right about this AHA peel from The Ordinary — it made my skin look more even, bright, and smooth from the very first time I tried it.

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    Leave some of this peel on your face for about ten minutes and it'll clear your skin of dead skin cells, excess oil buildup, and other impurities! I use this stuff about once a week, and because you only need to use a couple of drops, a single bottle lasts for ages.

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 12,683 reviews.

    Price: £22.99.

    26. The Pink Stuff paste is a cult-status product for a reason – it'll clean everything from metal to tiles! I was amazed by how quickly and effectively it got rid of the hard-to-budge rust under my shower.

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    It's made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching up whatever's underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots and pans, and more!)

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 12,992 reviews.

    Price: £3.43.

    27. These heat defence argan oil sprays work just as well as pricier alternatives.

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    If (like me) you've got long, fine, or unruly hair, it can be really hard to find a product that makes your tresses look truly smooth – so you can imagine how happy I was to find my ride-or-die solution for such a steal. Simply spray it onto your ends before heat-styling your hair for a glossy, smooth, and frizz-free finish!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 423 reviews.

    Price: £5.75 for three.

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