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    36 Awesome And Very Useful Products Your Life May Be Missing Out On

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    1. A "Bacon Bin" — aka your new *smart* way to dispose of grease, because we do not pour grease down the drain! No we do not. When you've got a piping hot pan of grease and no where to pour, grab this and you're set!

    Pot drizzling grease into a silicone container to store grease
    The Grommet

    Once it the grease hardens, you can scoop out for easy disposal, or reuse in other recipes.

    Promising review: "After using just about anything that wouldn't melt, this is the best bacon grease container ever. Easy to use, easy to the piggy!" —Michael

    Get it from The Grommet for $15.

    2. A set of silicone lids that'll stretch to fit and mold over any container that lost its companion lid. Or soda can. Or watermelon. Who ever said you couldn't fit a circle in a square clearly never used these.,

    Promising review: "I bought these to replace the lids on my Pyrex because they were all cracked. I have multiple sized Pyrex including rectangular ones. These lids are thin and stretchy which work perfectly around pretty much any dish. Even though they are all circular they stretch to fit the rectangular ones great!" —Matza

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep your hair from frizzing and knotting while you sleep, your skin from breaking out, and your dreams sweet. A pillowcase that does all of that? *Buys 10 sets.*

    Model holding a pillow in the coral color case

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made, and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 23 colors and three sizes).

    4. And! A custom-dyed, ribbed-stretch hair wrap — in possibly the most gorgeous set of colors I have ever laid my eyes on — that you can style in a variety of ways. But guys, the colors...

    Two models wearing different color hair wraps and styled in different ways

    The hair wraps are featured on Oprah's Favorite Things list on Amazon, and are from a Black-woman owned business, The Wrap Life. Each color is inspired by Pantone's 110 skin tone guide in order to complement a diverse range of skin tones. I truly need every color.

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in seven colors).

    5. A car vent dip clip so you can dip 👏 those 👏 fries 👏 without fumbling with the barbecue sauce and spilling it all over your car. May your commutes home be tolerable and filled with endless chicken nuggets.

    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.05 (available in three colors).

    6. Aaaand — to meet your in-house dipping needs — a dip clip that attaches straight to your plate so you're able to properly eat your nuggets, dumplings, veggies, and so on without making a total mess.

    Reviewer image of a plate full of veggies and dip clips attached to the side with dressings

    Promising review: "We are a household that loves our condiments! They are perfect for separating sauces, and also for portion control while sharing. I like that they are different colors too! Definitely comes in handy when you are separating sauces for wings and need to be able to tell the difference. They stay on all of my plates great, including medium saucers. I highly recommend!" —Rebecca H.

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A high strength vitamin formula from The Ordinary created with 10% niacinamide to target discoloration and belmishes, and 1% zinc for regulating sebum production. Honestly, you won't believe what power you can get from this $6 bottle of wonders.

    Bottle of the formula balanced on a large crystal

    Promising review: "I noticed a big difference in my skin ever since the first time I used it. It truest helps with acne scarring, evening out skin tones, and much more. Also I have very sensitive acne-probe skin and it definitely helped with all of that. I would definitely recommend anyone to this product." —Kaylee

    Get it from Skinstore for $6.40.

    8. A set of suuuuuuuper duper small spatulas in different teeny sizes made to get into the nooks and crannies of your best beauty products and condiment bottles, and remove every last drop so when you run out last minute (it always happens on the busiest days!!!), you're still ~covered~.

    Four different product images showing the spatulas used to remove contents from beauty containers, food jars, and ketchup bottle /

    Promising review: "After spending a great deal of money on my favorite face and hand creams I would get frustrated that I could not remove the unreachable amount left in the container. Now I can use the perfect size spatula for the job to easily remove every bit." —Sandi

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.98 (available in five colors).

    *And! Get a 10-pack of tiny jars ($6.99) for any leftover makeup you scraped out of the original bottle.

    9. Kabob grilling baskets to make grilling and eating this delicious meal actually easy. Honestly, this is genius, I want them, and I don't even grill. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Hand using a brush to drizzle butter over the baskets as they cook on a charcoal grill
    Uncommon Goods

    Hand wash with mild soap and warm water, and dry immediately.

    Promising review: "These unique and well-made baskets have made it easy and fun to try different combinations of proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Even our young grandchildren can make their kabobs safely." —Lainey

    Get a set of four from UncommonGoods for $17.

    10. A clever safety cutter so you can slice open packaging, quickly cut out coupons, and trim photos — you know, all annoying and time consuming things — like a ninja on a mission.


    Promising review: "This is one of those products that you never knew was missing from your life. It cuts paper, slices envelopes, opens plastic packaging, and cuts coupons from magazines without damaging the second page, all without danger of cutting your hand." —aJayM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

    11. A portable, electric pellet Traeger grill featuring a 4-pound capacity hopper that'll keep up the heat for hours on end so you can enjoy slow-cooked, delicious ribs on your next camping adventure.

    The portable grill set up on truck bed with large ribs cooking

    Promising review: "This is an incredible little grill. The flavor from the Traeger maple wood pellets made the food taste incredible. I cooked everything from steak, chicken, and endless burgers for a big party, to vegetable kabobs. The meat thermometer was a great feature so I didn't have to open up the grill (losing heat) to measure the inner temp of my meats! The grill doesn't take long at all to get up and kicking — only about 10-15 minutes until you're throwing your food on the grill. The grease catch in the back with the bucket was another really nice feature. Overall, a huge hit at the tailgate, extremely easy to clean, not too heavy, makes INCREDIBLE smoked food items. 10/10 would recommend." —Katie Messer

    Get it from Backcountry for $299.99.

    12. A Glossier Brow Flick pen — aka your new favorite way to fill in your brows with total ease. Just flick, flick, flick and your feathery, natural look is D-O-N-E.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using brow pens rather than pencils/wax-based products for a couple of years now. My eyebrows naturally have a couple of patchy spots so I knew I needed a brow product. But unlike other brow products, pens aren’t hard in my brow hairs during application and don’t seem to clog up my pores as much. This brow pen is the most waterproof of the ones I’ve tried by far. I work out a lot and this did not bleed or fade at all when I sweat. Highly recommend if you’re into this type of brow product!" —Molly

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three shades).

    13. A set of collapsible straws with silicone tips that'll fit your drink, protect your teeth, and reduce plastic consumption. It's basically The Straw of all straws.

    Two different size straws in two glasses with the silicone tips

    Promising review: "This is a great straw. I had bamboo in the past. These are much easier to clean and don’t absorb the smell or taste of what your drinking. The fact they collapse and have a carrying case that fits in the smallest purse is a big plus for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Goodful on Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A 3-in-1 edge styler (in a variety of very pretty colors if I may say so myself) featuring a comb for separating and smoothing, boar bristles for shaping, and a pointed tip for finishing details.

    the different color brushes laid out
    Shop Latinx

    Get it from Shop Latinx for $15 (available in six colors).

    15. A rechargeable, waterproof cooler light to illuminate your cooler and help you find the beverage you WANT (none of that root beer nonsense*) without freezing your hands off.


    *Root beer is trash! Sorry.

    You can choose between a white or red light, with battery life lasting up to 60 hours off one charge.

    Promising review: "Such a neat item! I purchased this for my husband’s hunting trip and he’s truly enjoyed the handiness of the light. He said it provided extra light in the dark wilderness. The light is compact and easy-to-charge. It lasted multiple days from one charge. Also, the different light modes are fun and one can even have a party with the blinking effect!" —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    16. A Tile you attach to the belongings you, uh, lose far too often than you'd like to admit. Where the heck did I leave my keys? I swear I left my purse right there... Yeah, no more of that when you have Tile!

    Tile attached to the zipper of a bag

    It's simple! Just attach the Tile to your most misplaced items and download their app. The second you can't find something, open the app, and tap to find. It has a 400-ft Bluetooth range, a loud ring, and a replaceable battery.

    Promising review: "I leave my belongings everywhere. I have a tile for my keys and all of my purses. I have saved endless hours of frustrated searches. I will never be without Tile in my life." —Robyn

    Get the Tile Pro from Tile for $34.99.

    17. Fuzzy-lined (!!) Crocs so you can take your beloved shoe straight into winter. Your feetsies will stay nice 'n toasty in these bad boys. *Safety mode: Engaged.*

    Furry lined Crocs in baby blue

    Promising review: "I use them as indoor shoes at first but once it's the cold season like now they are sooo cozy to wear outside with some sweats and an oversized sweater :)" —Maria

    Get a pair from Crocs for $49.99.

    18. A cable box for hiding away the cord tumbleweed under your furniture because the only bowl of spaghetti we want is the one we can eat.

    Promising review: "I purchased this cable box to hide a bunch of cords for a router, mini cell phone tower, etc. I shopped around a bit because I wanted something that looked nicer than just a plastic box. This was the best solution I found, I like the faux wood top of it, I actually wish the sides were the same design but again I do like the aesthetic of this box. It fits a ton of cords and wires. This was a fast and satisfying fix to my cord problem. I will be purchasing another one of these boxes for a different area of the house. It was worth the money for me as it looked better than the other cable boxes I could find and it really did solve the problem." —Frustrated Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    19. A beyond comfortable face mask in a darling leopard print that'll happily take the #1 spot in your collection. And rightfully so — it has a pocket for a filter and stretchy, elastic ear loops.

    model wearing black/white mini leopard print mask
    Dippin' Daisy's

    We're all out here trying to find the perfect face mask, and people, this is mine. It's my go-to constantly, so much so that I get *sad* when I have to wash and use another while it dries. I love the convenient pocket for a filter, so you can easily take it out and replace, and the special design of the chin area. It's sewn specifically to fit your chin, and fit without large gaps (because, well, gaps defeat the purpose of wearing a mask in the first place!). The adorable print is just an added bonus!

    Type Of Fit: Elastic Ear Loops

    Pocket For Filter: Yes

    Fabric Type: Polyester

    Shipping Time: Immediately

    Get it from Dippin' Daisy's for $14 (available in four prints, and tons of other styles/prints here).

    20. Clear plastic bins to sort out the heap of beauty products in your vanity drawer — and probably make you feel like a makeup video blogger.


    Promising review: "Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I've got Chapstick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they're not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching." —Sparkyj

    Get a six-piece from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. A peel-off barrier nail polish so you can erase all your mani missteps and end up with a salon-quality polish job.

    Before painting your nails, you just swipe this around the edges and cuticles and let it dry. Then, if you make a mistake, you can just peel it off and pretend it never happened! I won't tell.

    Promising review: "This product is great. I wish I'd known about it sooner. It would've saved me so much money on manicures. I'm horrible at painting nails and always get polish everywhere, which is why I've always paid for manicures. I bought this and it works awesome. If I get anything anywhere besides the nail, I can just peel it off. It's a little liquidy, so you have to experiment with how much you need, but once you get the hang of it, it's great." —Brittany N.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A skull ice cube mold that is as equally ~cool~ as it is cold., Amazon

    My question is, why use boring ice cubes to chill your fancy cocktail when you could be using THIS?

    Promising review: "The silicone mold is rigid enough to hold its shape but flexible enough to pop out the finished product without damaging either the ice or the mold. The level of detail is pretty impressive." —David M

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    23. An 11-function stainless steel multi-tool you can keep in your wallet and whip out like a super spy in any emergency.

    The tool half in a pocket inside a wallet

    Promising review: "I rarely use tools, but on the rare occasion that I need one, I groan thinking that I need to go buy the respective tool which, again, I'll rarely use anyway. This multi-use pocket tool is just what a gal like me needs! There's a screwdriver, four position wrench, butterfly wrench, direction ancillary wrench, and a two-position wrench for my common tool needs. On top of that, there's a can opener, knife edge, ruler, bottle opener (very handy to have!), and a saw blade for any other random emergency, which I find very useful. The best thing about it is that unlike other multi-tools, it is flat and fits in your wallet! They also provide a carrying case so you can store it in your bag. They advertise a keyring hole, which is the one thing I would advise against, because the knife edge and saw blade are sharp and I wouldn't want this tool hanging around my body. But on the bright side, with the stainless steel material, the tools are actually sharp — a pleasant surprise. This won't break with average use. " —Johann Christine Alcaraz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.47.

    24. A green-tea setting spray that'll lock in your makeup *AND* leave your skin looking extra radiant and shine-free. Now you don't have to worry about fading and constant touchups!,

    Promising review: "I have oily skin so I really need help haha, but I also have super sensitive skin. I wanted something that was gentle and contained good ingredients, and I think I found it. I will definitely be ordering again. With this product my makeup easily lasts 12 hours and I feel like it helps it to look smoother as well." —Melanie P.

    Many reviewers mention it works well when sprayed before and after makeup application.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    25. A wireless phone charger for conveniently juicing up your device while it's not in use.


    Compatible with both Samsung and iPhones.

    Promising review: "Works with Otterbox defender case! I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with an Otterbox Defender case. I didn't want to have to take my case off as this charger would be primarily used when I'm at work. I opted to stream music from my phone instead of buying and bringing a radio to my office, and I was using a standard charger but getting annoyed when I would have to leave my office and want to take my phone with me. I was so happy that I ordered one for my home as well!" —Karissa T.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    26. A festive onesie featuring very festive llamas — and do I even need to go on? It's a super soft onesie made from sustainably-sourced materials! It practically sells itself.


    It also has a hood!!! And pockets!

    Promising review: "I’d secretly been wanting a onesie for a while and finally pulled the trigger and bought this one. It’s the best! So comfy. The hood was the selling point. After having it for a week I bought a second one for back up. You should certainly get one(sie)." —JQTheThird

    Get it from MeUndies for $78 ($62 for members; available in sizes XS-2XL and 11 very fun prints).

    27. A pair of amber glass bottles with erasable chalk labels that'll declutter your countertops and make your soaps look a whole lot fancier.


    Promising review: "Beautiful bottles. Purchased them to use for hand soap and dish soap and they did not disappoint. I paired them with waterproof labels I purchased on Etsy from The Polished Jar and am loving the combo." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available cobalt blue).

    28. A versatile clip to keep your bag off of the dang floor. Seriously, you can use this thing on grocery carts, stall doors, tables, chairs, and in soooo many other public places.

    reviewer image of the clip hanging on a thin narrow edge in public restroom, holding a purse

    Promising review: "I have a very heavy, large purse that is a bottomless pit. One time I put my purse on the back of my chair at a cafe and the whole chair flipped over, that is how heavy my bag is. I was looking for something so that I could hook my purse on things so it wasn’t sitting on the floor and was more accessible. I love this little gadget. I have used it on everything from bathroom stalls to tables to grocery carts. This thing really grips. All of my girl friends love it and have gotten them for themselves." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven colors).

    29. A felt purse organizer for your everyday tote that, sadly, doesn't have many pockets inside — at least 'til you get this handy thing!


    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs! THIS organizer allows you to put lots of things in their own pocket so that you can quickly retrieve it without wasting time digging around. Other items (perhaps, taller items) can be put in the main section that is the length of the organizer. I purchased one and am now purchasing two more as gifts for people who I know also own tall tote bags like mine. If you have a tall tote, you can't go wrong buying this product. I highly recommend it." —A. E.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 16 style/color combinations).

    30. An $8 eye cream a BuzzFeed reader swears by because her mom has used it her whole life, and now she does too. It'll moisturize and help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to give you glowing, radiant skin.

    bottle of colonial dames vitamin E cream

    Here's more from that reader:

    "My mom has been using it FOREVER and her skin looks amazing, even at 60. I swear this is her secret. It’s this luxurious, thick cream that is great for applying just before bed, and I’ve started using it regularly myself. I’ve never heard of it from anyone else other than her, and she’s ecstatic that she can now buy it on Amazon!" —mirandaheaney

    See more things our readers recommend because their parents used them!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.25.

    31. Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants — a plant coffee table book with actually useful information on styling and caring for all your plant children.


    Black thumb, who?

    Promising review: "Beautiful book! The pictures and environments are inspiring. The explanations and curation on plants and caring for them made the process so relatable I ran out and bought some plants. I'll be giving this book as a gift for plant lovers in my life! It's beautiful." —EmperorsDream

    Get it from Amazon for $21.49.

    32. A helpful spray for enhancing your natural hair so you can give your locks a break from the heat. Simply spray on damp hair to reduce frizziness and let your mane do its thing!

    bottle of L'oreal wave swept spray

    Promising review: "I loooove this product. My natural hair is wavy and has always been unmanageable for me no matter which product I used, until I took a chance on this spray. From years of straightening I was unsure if this could really help bring out my natural curls and waves, but I was surprised when it did. I shower, put my hair up in a towel turban, do my makeup, then take my hair out and spray this evenly throughout my hair while lightly scrunching. It brings out my natural waves and helps lock in their shape all day without feeling heavy, greasy or crunchy. Highly recommend for those who love their natural waves, but want their shape to last all day!" —S2018

    Get it from Amazon for $12.94.

    33. Anti-chafing lace bands to let you skip the sticks and powders AND walk in your dresses all day without a single complaint from your thighs.

    reviewer wearing bands on thighs

    A BuzzFeed producers tested four different anti-chafing products, and crowned these one of the winners!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, and I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs but wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable digging in. I did measure my thigh to get an accurate size rather than guessing, but it is definitely true to that measurement. Highly recommended and can't wait to purchase additional colors!!!" —A. Spencer

    Get them on Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 17 style/colors).

    34. Oil blotting sheets if you're prone to oily skin but don't feel like washing your face four times a day.

    reviewer image of blotting sheet showing tons of oil that was removed from forehead

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get them on Amazon for $6.95.

    35. Reusable K-cups so the days of relying on expensive, wasteful single-serving plastic pods ARE OVER — which means you'll end up saving $$ in the long run.

    reviewer image of k-cups laid out with some coffee inside

    I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    36. And lastly, a sleek Squatty Potty that'll help you position yourself (and your colon) properly for some major #2 efficiency.

    image of the clear Squatty Potty at the base of the toilet

    Yes, sleek and toilet stool can go together. And ICYMI, this product first became famous when it appeared on Shark Tank. And people at BuzzFeed adore it. Check out our review.

    Promising review: "This thing is SLEEK! I bought this for my new home's main floor guest bath. We wanted to provide guests with the convenience of the 'squat pot' without the eyesore of the white one. I feel like if Kim and Kanye had a Squatty Potty, it would be this one. I like them and I like the sleek style of this squatty potty. My guests didn't notice it was there until I pointed it out. Go with the ghost acrylic you wont regret it!" —Durga D

    Get it from Amazon for $75.76.

    If you're thinking "THIS MUCH FOR A POOP STOOL?!" then no problem. There are *much cheaper* versions, like the original for $24.99.

    Hopefully your life juuuust got a smidge better.


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