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    1. A pack of pimple patches that can suck out all the gross gunk in your face overnight. Pimples suddenly don't feel like a big deal.

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    Just apply these to pimples after washing your face and let them go to work.

    Promising review: "These saved my skin. They take out all the gunk, leaving your pores looking refined with whiteheads gone. You wake up, pull them off, and there's everything there on the patch. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by a product. They actually are the answer to whiteheads and clogged pores. They bring out the stuff you see and don't see under the skin. They clear up the stubborn area I have so easily." —SamMan

    Get 36 patches from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in two styles and as larger packs).

    2. A leather cleaner to bring your furniture, car seats, bags, shoes, and more back to useable condition.

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    Promising review: "I've used this on all of my favorite shoes and boots. Then I used it on my purse. It's enjoyable seeing how much improvement you can see on beat-up leather. The scent is what sold me on this product. I loved that it was an almond scent. But the results are so much better. It took about two minutes to clean them up. Highly recommended. Also their customer service is top-notch." —RileyD

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes).

    3. An eye cream with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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    What are ceramides, you ask? They basically hold skin cells together and form a protective layer to keep out foreign elements like pollution.

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes and also worked for the folds around my mouth and nose. I have gotten so many compliments on my skin. I had serious bags and sagging skin at only 25. I have been using this in conjunction with doing facial exercises and after a month and a half my face is tighter and brighter. The only thing I don't like it that it stays on top of my skin and feels greasy. I am already oily, and so I have to wear this on a day I am not wearing makeup underneath or just at night. But for the results, I'll sacrifice! I included my one and a half month results." —kelly vazquez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    4. A tote organizer that has two vital functions: 1. brings order to your chaotic bag that weirdly has no pockets and 2. lets you transport all your stuff with one fluid motion.

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    Measure your bag to make sure it's a good fit!

    Promising review: "This thing is great! I have a large bag I use as a carry-on when I fly by plane. Unfortunately it has very few pockets and is just like a bottomless pit. This fit in perfectly. I was able to organize all my items quite well. They were easy to retrieve in flight and in the airport. I didn't use the zipper compartment at all, but did put that piece in to use it as a divider. It is well-made and sturdy. Be sure to measure your inner bag space first!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).

    5. A super-effective, natural stainer remover that's so effective, it'll be like you never spilled that ice coffee at all. Until you spill the beans and tell everyone about how great this stuff works.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this stain remover.

    Promising review: "I've tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does remove stains. It has removed: blood, grape juice, baby barf, chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. I have to say I was almost shocked at how well this worked. My wife says they should rename it 'chill mom,' because she no longer worries about stains at all. That's priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." —Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    6. A jewelry cleaning pen to bring that brilliant shine back to your cloudy gems.

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    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the dazzle stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    7. A clay mask that fights break-outs and calms irritated skin — the results speak for themselves.

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    It has over 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon!! See BuzzFeed's full write-up on this healing clay.

    Promising review: "Best mask in the world! Hands down. I use 2x a month or more depending on how much damage I have done to my face (like makeup). I always use it after washing off heavy makeup to pull out all off the dirt and oil." —Brittany Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A blessedly effective carpet cleaner capable of turning your brown carpet into whatever color it was when you bought it.

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    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    9. A wart remover so effective, it'll be like it was never there.

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    Promising review: "Amazing product! After the pediatrician told me there was no treatment for my son, and to just let the virus work it's course, I ordered this product out of desperation. It only took one week of treatment to heal his warts. I am so thankful for this product!" —Gisela Ingle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. Icky-tasting (but safe!) nail polish to help curb your love of nibbling on your fingers.

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    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.

    Learn more about it — and read more compelling reviews — in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    11. A spice shelf that makes good use of vertical space so you can actually see where the heck your cinnamon is.

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    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (for two shelves).

    12. Apple cider shampoo and conditioner to reinvigorate your scalp, which can help with hair loss and dandruff.

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    Promising review: "I really was hesitant to try this, but I decided I would take the plunge anyways. I have to say after using it for a few weeks now I'm pleasantly surprised! My hair is so soft, shiny and lightweight! I love how bouncy it is after using this, plus it smells amazing. Not vinegar-y at all. My daughter has been using this as well for her oily hair and dandruff (after trying tons of super expensive salon products), and so far this is the only thing that has been working for her! Her dandruff is gone and her hair is noticeable less oily by the end of the day. We will definitely be buying more." —kindlemom1

    Get the set from Amazon for $29.94.

    13. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll do all the hard work cleaning your gross bottles. No scrubbing needed!

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    Just fill your dirty mug with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!

    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

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.

    14. A suction tool to help relieve the itchy agony of bug bites by sucking out insect venom, saliva, and other irritants under your skin. Finally, you can go outside after dark again!

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    Make sure you read all the directions before using so you don't accidentally give yourself a hickey. I've used this and it really works!

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    15. A wood polish that can miraculously erase water stains and scratches. Everyone will be asking where you got your brand new coffee table.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    16. An ink and stain remover ready to pick a fight with even the toughest of marks. Permanent marker? We'll see about that.

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    Promising review: "Amodex took ink out of my expensive scrubs. A pen leaked in my pocket and made a thick glob of ink stain on the scrub jacket and a little on the pants. After using the Amodex and washing in cold water, there is no evidence of a stain and the fabric looks exactly how it looked before the stain. There was no damage or discoloration of the fabric. Thank you, Amodex. This product just saved me the $75 that it would have cost to replace the scrubs." —Michelle hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.85.

    17. A stain-removing spray so you can reclaim your bathroom from that horrible orange glow! Orange is the worst color, especially when your bathroom is supposed to be white.

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    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19.

    18. A collagen coating hair protein treatment that takes your dry, tired hair and turns it into the silky soft locks you've always wanted.

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    Promising review: "My hair hasn't been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn't greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner." —Nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.56.

    19. A hanger organizer to solve your horrible hanger-nest problem you've been suffering through in silence all these years.

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $16.30 (available in six packs).

    20. A pack of Magic Eraser-dupes that work just as well as the real deal at zapping away smudges and stains. Save your dirty sneaks AND save some money.

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    Read more about these impressive dupes.

    Promising review: "Obsessed. You start by scrubbing that one scuff that's been bugging you every time you walk by since the day it mysteriously appeared... then you see a small one next to it. Then hours have passed and you're holding this shriveled up fluff and your house is spotless and you realize you can't live without these things." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.95 (or get the originals).

    21. A nail and cuticle oil to repair all the damage you've wreaked on your paws after peeling that gel manicure off.

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    This oil has jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to help promote strong nails and soften cuticles.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    22. A set of drill brushes so effective, you'll be shocked how clean your home used to be.

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    The set comes with a two-inch flat brush, a four-inch flat brush, and a round brush. The drill isn't included, but you can grab a basic Black and Decker one ($27.83 on Amazon) that'll do the trick.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    23. A twisty cable protector to squeeze some extra life out of your frayed cables. Seriously, these should just come standard with all your chargers.

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    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three color combos).

    24. A pack of moldable glue you can use to fix pretty much anything — frayed cables, holes in shoes, broken toys, ANYTHING!

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    This stuff is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight.

    Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fastrnu

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $22 (available in five colors).

    25. A toilet scrubbing wand (the magic kind, maybe?) that'll turn your yuckiest toilet into something usable again.

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    This wizardly kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your 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: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    26. A jar of O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream to give you the baby soft hands you haven't seen since you were, well, a baby.

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    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (available in packs 1–12).

    27. An itty-bitty toenail brace set capable of fixing your painful ingrown toenail problem.

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    The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it.

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product, did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    28. A shoe shining kit to make your boots sparkle as bright as the day they caught your eye in the store.

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    The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

    Promising review: "KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven't found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber." —Lord McFatty

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    29. Two pairs of baby feet masks for getting the peeling snake feet of your dreams. JK! After the peeling stops, you get nice, soft tootsies.

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    Just pop on the booties for an hour, wash your feet, and marvel as your feet start shedding layers of dead skin.

    Promising review: "My feet have never felt softer! I do recommend wearing socks often, otherwise your couch and blankets will be covered in sloughed off skin! No pain or discomfort. I love it!" —Nicole C

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $16.95.

    30. A John Frieda hot air brush better at giving you a glam blow out than your usual salon.

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    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $33.32.

    31. A silver cleaning wipes because the last thing you need is a set of dirty silverware ~tarnishing~ your reputation.

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    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.56.

    32. Liquid plant food that's pretty much a multi-vitamin for your houseplant. If your green little buddy isn't growing as much as you'd like, consider a couple drops of this elixir!

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    This works for all indoor and outdoors plants to encourage new growth. Just add seven drops to your watering can before watering.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a money tree plant that my cat ate all the leaves and completely destroyed. The first pic was a week or so after using the fertilizer as recommended, on April 7, and the second is May 4. Of course I keep away from my cat at this point. Highly recommended fertilizer!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $6.83.

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