44 Products Under $10 That Really Aren’t Too Good To Be True

44 Products Under $10 That Really Aren’t Too Good To Be True

These reviewer-loved products might be cheap, but boy-oh-boy are they effective.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that’ll deep clean your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These’ll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.


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.


A pack of peppermint and eucalyptus oil shower steamers to help open up your sinuses (those spring allergies…amirite?!) and make your shower feel like a spa. Relaxation isn’t just for bath-takers, you know.

Sage Moon Soaps / Etsy

Promising review: “Let me start by saying I have a lousy nose — I’ve suffered with swollen sinuses all my life, but these steamers are a breath of fresh air! I place one in my tub with HOT water on and allow the steam to reach it — poof…(ah☺️)…I can smell it fine! I am very happy with this product and look forward to my shower time even more. Lasts a long time too. I’m very satisfied.” —Laurie M. Fernandez

Get a jumbo tablet from Sage Moon Soaps on Etsy for $4 (also available in a pack of four for $12).

Sage Moon Soaps is a California-based Etsy shop making steamers, bath bombs, and other deliciously scented goods perfect for gifting.


A grooming glove designed with nodules on the fingers and palms to make brushing the excess hair from your cat, dog, or even horse more like petting — so your pet won’t fidget or get uncomfortable, and your sofa (and clothes!) won’t be constantly covered in hair.


Promising review: “Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn’t too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exactly right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I’m going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Get each glove from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).


A suede and nubuck brush to freshen up your favorite kicks before storing them for the spring and summer. It has *four* different surfaces for different cleaning needs so you can tackle any stain.


The welt surface is designed for stronger cleaning of heavier scuffs and stains, the nylon bristles for gentler cleaning of small scuffs on fine suede, the arched half circle helps you clean rounded surfaces more (think toe boxes!), and the thin, protruding brush can access harder-to-reach crevices or grooves.

Promising review: “This little brush is the bomb. I have three pairs of suede shoes and they were starting to look really iffy. This thing is so easy to use — I’m usually able to get my shoes looking presentable in under 30 seconds. When I first opened it I thought it looked like an over equipped brush-army-knife hybrid, but after using it for a while you’ll find that all of the different nubs and components of the brush have a function. I saw that some people purchase this along with some kind of suede conditioner — I’ve found that using only the brush has been effective. It is especially great for knocking off all of the NC mud and clay off of my boots without grinding it in. The brush seems durable and well made. I’m a fan!” —Alison B.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.


A set of makeup-removing cloths that’ll remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. And the cloths are super soft, so you won’t have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

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Promising review: “This product… I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands down my favorite make up remover at the moment. The best part is that they are reusable so you don’t have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy. And honestly, four dollars? Just buy them. Trust me, you won’t regret it.” —Heather and Ryne Griffith

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.49 (also available in a pack of five in two other color sets).


A red wine stain remover to turn any party foul into an amazing party trick, AKA when you spill wine onto your shirt while sitting alone on the couch. It me.


It’s nontoxic 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

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.


Bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers you can pop into your sweatiest, stinkiest beer-soaked flats or old gym shoes — the smell will be G O N E.


They don’t mask odors; they also absorb moisture to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming. You can reuse the bags for up to two years — just pop ’em in the sun for an hour every so often to freshen up.

Promising review: “I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!” —Erin

Get one pair from Amazon for $9.95 (available in packs of two and three).

Learn more about them in Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers.


A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever — while you just sit back and relax.


Promising review: “After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing it’s job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in good housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every 6 months. I am amazed!” —Sheila

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $8.98.


A fan-favorite Wet brush with a cult following for a reason. It’ll detangle even the most stubborn hair…WITHOUT ripping it from your scalp.


Promising review: “I am that girl who wakes up in the morning with a HUGE knot in the back of my head! I DREAD getting out of the shower, with a wide tooth comb and painfully brushing out my hair. It takes about 15–20 minutes! With this new brush, at first I couldn’t believe it was actually brushing my hair (no pain) by the end of a few minutes, ALL of my knots were gone and my hair felt silky and smooth! WOW! Thank you Wetbrush!” —Chrissy

Promising review: “I have think straight hair, I have one son with thin 3c hair that’s very easily becomes matted, and a second son with 4c hair and this brush works great for all of us! Just make sure to use a spray bottle with some water in it or a detangler if you are using it on dry hair” —M Sloane

Get it from Amazon for $8.94 (available in 30 colors and patterns).

And it’s a bit over $10, but if you have curly or coily hair, reviewer’s swear by this ergonomically designed detangling brush with cone-shaped bristles that separate tangles by pulling them apart sideways, not tugging them down. Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors).


A pack of individual pet hair removal sheets designed for removing every single strand from your clothing. Keep a few in your bag, in your car, and at home for on-the-go cleanup without having to find that lint roller.


Promising review: “Best. Pet. Hair. Removal. EVER! This is better than any lint roller, vacuum, ANYTHING! We have two dogs (sometimes three when my daughter visits) and two cats, so we know about pet hair. These remove large quantities of hair in one application. Very easy to use. I have taken a love seat used by our cats for the past few years, cleaned it with BrazilianMat, and have re-purposed it for my study. Before BrazilianMat, I was considering throwing it out because I could not get all the pet hair off. I am ordering more today.” —Krista L. Cooper

Get a pack of 25 sheets from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a 50-pack).


An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your brand new or decades-old precious stones and keep them as sparkling as your love still is (awww!).

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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

Get it from Amazon for $8.02.


A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.


A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

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

Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.49.


A pack of ethylene gas-absorbing produce bags to keep your fruits, veggies, and lettuce fresher for up to 10 TIMES longer. Strawberries are expensive, folks — now you can actually finish the whole container.


Promising review: “I was somewhat skeptical as to whether or not these would work, but much to my delight, they work very well! The real test were the organic strawberries I bought. They’ve been in the bag in the refrigerator for eight days now and are still edible. Usually when I buy strawberries, they get mushy and moldy within a day or two. The other veggies I’ve used these bags for are also doing better than they normally do without the bag. More often than I’d like to admit, we buy a bunch of fruits and veggies and they go bad before we eat them. Thankfully, these bags are extending their edibility, so I’m not having to feed them to the chickens and donkeys. I’m very pleased with my purchase and definitely recommend them.” —Dallas Shopper

Get a pack of 30 gallon-size bags from Amazon for $9.99.


A round blindspot mirror that’ll make merging, changing lanes, and even parallel parking a breeze.


Just clean your side mirror with alcohol (to remove outdoor grime or residue), and attach this round mirror — the 3m adhesive will hold strong. And they attach on a pivoting base, so you can adjust them for the perfect view.

Promising review: “I bought these my mom’s car and mine a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I gotten my license I’ve hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I’m currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind. They’re helpful when I parallel park in the city, and I like parking backwards, so this great for doing that too.” —Mariam Abass

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.97 (available in four shapes).


A garlic prepping set with a silicone tube (that’ll peel the garlic) and a press (that’ll mince it) so you can flavor your food without getting stinky fingers.


Just pop the individual clove in the tube, and roll it against the counter a few times for a quick peel. Than simply push the press down, and your perfectly minced pieces are ready to use!

Promising review: “LOVE this product! I like the size of the garlic chunks that you get with this masher, and I LOVE how easy it is to clean compared to other garlic mashers. I love that you don’t need to use your fingers to peel the garlic. My mom has been cooking with garlic with every meal for 50+ years and wants one now too!!” —Mama Miller

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A couple extra large wool dryer balls (available scented or unscented) that’ll ensure your laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever, no matter how old your dryer is. Those towels that take FOR-E-VER (The Sandlot voice) to dry? No more.

Readhead n Blue / Etsy

And they’re tightly felted so they won’t come unravelled. To quote the seller: “I have customers from 6+ years ago who still haven’t needed to replace their high performing set of balls, so expect longevity!”

Promising review: “This is my second purchase and love these wool dryer balls! I bought a second batch to work with the original ones I have! I pull my clothes out of the dryer and they are soft and not static. No more dry sheets for me! Thank you for your speedy service!” —Goldnted

Get them from Wool Jamboree on Etsy for $8 each (available in 21 scents or unscented).

Wool Jamboree is a family-owned Wisconsin-based small biz making all kinds of felted goodies. Just leave a message in the “note to seller” to reduce packaging materials as much as possible.


A tube of Maybelline’s Lifter lip gloss that’s allllll over TikTok as a Fenty gloss dupe that provides high shine, gorgeous color, and a plumping, lifting effect — without feeling goopy or sticky.


Promising review: “These are amazing! Never in my life had I liked a gloss this much; I literally had to hunt these down everywhere and let me tell you they are very hard to find ’cause they are always sold out … I went to Ulta and got Silk and Moon just to try them for the first time since I had heard really good reviews but I was a little skeptical about them ‘not being sticky’ since I had never found a gloss that didn’t have that thick, sticky, gross feel to it. When I try them I was o.O because they feel so amazing, very moisturizing but not heavy and best of all NOT STICKY!…as expected when I went back to get the rest of the shades they were sold out already so the hunting started again LOL. I was able to order here the shade Stone and next will be Petal…They smell good and shine so beautifully but anyways, enough bragging LOL.” —Edu

Get them from Amazon for $6.98 each (available in 13 shades).


A self-watering, self-aerating planter to keep your thirsty plants happy, *without* worrying about dreaded root rot. Just fill the reservoir and the (patented) hollow legs will draw water up into the soil.

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Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

Promising review: “I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It’d be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more.” —Brenda Daily

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes and five colors).


A roll of double-sided carpet tape, because I can’t be the only one who trips on those curled-up carpet edges and slips on no-grip rugs. Thx for the memories, but I’m TIRED of my life flashing before my eyes mid-fall!


It’s bound on paper, which means it’s designed to STICK and STAY STUCK, but not leave residue no your floors when you *do* have to unstick it.

Promising reviews: “Finally, a product that works!!!!! I have bought at least 5 other products, trying to anchor my hallway runner to the floor since it slides everywhere on the laminate flooring. This tape is finally what worked. I will definitely buy it again for any future needs!” —LB

“I was skeptical, but needed to try yet again another rug keeper. This needed to hold down a 10’x14’ rug in our main living room on hardwood floor, withstand three children flying down the stairs in to the living room and the zoomies of two dogs. I’m writing this after about two to three weeks of the tape being down. THE RUG HAS NOT MOVED. I have not had to restick it down, no signs of peeling. NOTHING. This is the best rug keeper I’ve ever purchased. I do not have a ridiculous amount put down either, not even close to using half the roll. The rug also has no backing and is a braided type cotton fabric rug, all folded up I can’t lift it. It’s huge. Purchase this tape if you need to hold down a rug for real and want to stop fixing your rugs every time you walk past it!!!!” —I Am Anonymous

Get a 10-yard roll from Amazon for $9.97 (also available in a 30-yard roll).


A handheld back roller so you can give (and get) relaxing massages without anyone’s hands cramping. Ahhhh-mazing.


Promising review: “Okay so you can go get a super nice one for $50+ or just buy this one, save a bunch of money, and get the same result! A friend of mine had one of those nice ones and I HAD to get one, how good it feels and the ease! But when I saw the price I was thinking that I’ll try a cheaper one and I am not disappointed! And my hubby is happy because I’ll give him more massages now because it doesn’t hurt my hands.” —Snelso

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

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Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true. Reviewers with everything from stick straight hair to 4C curls love this product.

Promising review: “I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would of thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️” —Theressa Hailey

Get it from Amazon for $9.87.


A drain clearing tool with a rotating handle and five replacement snakes with 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don’t even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that’s clogging the system — in one quick pull.


Promising review: “I bought this after reading all the reviews, which sometimes I question because people do fake reviews all the time. But my tub had been stopped up for weeks with slow draining water. I had used all the chemicals to try and unclog it, but this little thing, although very simple, got the job done in two minutes. It didn’t go all the way down my drain pipes, but that’s just because of how my drain is made. I’d have to disassemble my drain for it to go all the way down. But where it did reach, it quickly and easily pulled out the hair and gunk out of my tub. Then immediately when I turned on the water it went right down. I was surprised at how easy it was. I’d recommend it and buy it again. It’s not so easy to clean, because it’s like cleaning lint from Velcro, but it’s doable with a little patience. Or you could just buy another one, they’re only $6 bucks!” —Alisha J. Barnes

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.


Promising review: “After bringing a new houseplant into my home, I started noticing gnats. At first I didn’t think much about it, but then they got annoying! Thanks to BuzzFeed’s advertisement of this product, I quickly made the connection between the new plant and the arrival of the gnats. This thing has trapped about 100 so far and greatly reduced the number bothering me! (I had no idea one average sized plant could spawn so many gnats!). I replanted it this weekend in new soil and am hoping that helps, but these traps have helped significantly! The plant was from my dad’s funeral, so I hate to get rid of it…hoping the new soil will get things under control enough for the traps to take care of the rest.” —Missy

Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $6.75.


A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food *spikes* to revive and nourish all the flowering or foliage plants you’d otherwise CERTAINLY kill — for up to two months with each spike.


Each one feeds your green child for up to two months!

Promising review: “I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violet plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don’t flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again.” —Elizabeth

Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $3.12.


A bottle of Acure Brilliantly Brightening facial scrub that’ll say “boy bye” to dirt and oil, with sea kelp and French green clay to soften and detox your skin without removing all the moisture.


Promising review: “My new favorite scrub! It’s gentler than others that I’ve tried, but I think that makes it better. The soft seaweed exfoliates nicely and doesn’t cause micro-tears in my skin like apricot pits or walnut shells do in other scrubs. Most scrubs make my face look very red and irritated after using but this one doesn’t. I do think it brightens, too. I use it two or three times a week and I think my skin tone is evening out very nicely. Not too drying, either! Kind of moisturizing, in fact, which is great with a scrub.” —Megan S.

Get it from Amazon for $7.56.


A deep-cleaning brush duo with a powerful scrubbing head for banishing grout discoloration and a wiping blade to reach the crevices, crannies, and nooks that never get cleaned.

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Promising review: “This set is the best friend of those who hate cleaning bathroom fixtures. Instead of scrubbing and scraping, you can give a few comfortable whisks with one of these brushes and the job is done. The brushes are particularly good at quick-cleaning the back of the faucets where you normally can’t see what you are doing. Also good at keeping the silver drain rings shiny. Couldn’t be happier with this set. Recommend it highly.” —Rodger

Get the set of two tools from Amazon for $8.99 ( available in two colors).


A pair of seamless ribbed undies engineered to mold specifically to your body, leave zero lines, and never give you a wedgie. And 98% of reviewers recommend them, so sign me up!

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “These are seriously some of the softest underwear I have ever worn! I have bought almost every color, and they are just so amazing. Everyone definitely needs a pair of these in their life.” —maiasopheary

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $8 (or five for $25; available in sizes S–L and three colors).


A pack of adorable toilet cleaning bombs if you’re wanting to clean your toilet but are *also* looking to go greener (and not throw something away every time you clean it). Just drop it in, watch the ~fizzing action~ and then scrub away with your usual toilet brush.

Blue Poppy Bath / Etsy

Promising review: “Made my toilet fresh and sparkling clean with just ONE bomb- ordered the lemon as well as the eucalyptus — loved both scents!! I will be ordering again! thanks Blue Poppy Bath!!” —Lori

Get a bag of 10 toilet bombs from Blue Poppy Bath on Etsy for $9.50 (available in eight scents).

Blue Poppy Bath is a Wiconsin-based small business hand-making personal care products like lotions, balms, scrubs, and more.


A satin pillowcase to help maintain hair health even as you sleep, reducing pesky frizz and breakage when compared with regular cotton or other fiber pillowcases — that means longer-lasting blowouts and less damage in the long run.


Promising review: “I decided to purchase this pillow case after noticing hair breakage from one too many bleach jobs. I really wasn’t expecting a miracle, but this product has tremendously reduced the breakage! I love the zipper closure. It’s a sturdy zipper and covered with satin. Prevents my pillow from slipping out. It’s easy to toss in the washer and has withstood many washes! I now swear by satin pillow cases and will be ordering more from this brand!” —Nikki D.

Get it from Amazon for $8.29 (available in sizes standard–king and 25 colors and patterns).


A Luminoodle — an LED lighting strip you can affix to the back of your TV for a backlighting effect that’ll create sharper images, increase color contrast, and reduce eye strain.


Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this product! I’m actually mad I haven’t had this all my life. It looks amazing and fancy lighting up my TV area. My husband and I always fight about the lamp begin on while we’re watch tv in the dark so this was the perfect compromise. It helps my eyes too bc if it’s pitch dark my eyes hurt watching the bright tv.. this eases my viewing experience with the lamp off. But mostly I love how it looks!!!!! Worth every penny. It was so easy to install, sticks great even after unpeeling and moving it a little. I will be buying another for my other TV.” —Cris

Promising review: “THE BEST MONEY EVER SPENT!!! JUST GET IT!!!” —saylthecell

Get it from Amazon for $5.77+ (available in eight sizes and styles).


A jar of O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Lotion for making dry winter hands a thing of the past, healing cracked skin and protecting against new damage in no time flat. This stuff is basically a miracle for people who wash their hands a bunch.


Promising review: “I am amazed! I have dealt with eczema all my life. I’ve used steroid creams/ointments, lotions, wash, you name it. And then I tried this miracle product! In four days, my hands looks better then it ever has! I can bend my finger without pain! I’m sooo happy with the results. And I have only been using it for four days!” —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

They also make a version for your feet (tho you can probs use the hand one for your tootsies too), which I ALSO l-o-v-e. Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A bug bite suction tool that’ll actually *remove* venom, saliva, or other irritants to ease swelling and stop those ‘squito bite itches once and for all. Good news: you don’t need to press that “x”-shape into your skin anymore with a fingernail.


It has a strong suction power, so be gentle and follow their directions!!

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.


A quick-drying top coat so you can finally stop saying “oh sheet!” when you see the indents pressed into your fresh manicure when you wake up in the morning. This baby’ll have you polish fully set looooong before you go to bed (like, in a few minutes after applying, max!).


Promising review: “NEVER GETTING MY NAILS PROFESSIONALLY DONE AGAIN. I love having long nails. I do not like spending fifty bucks just to get them painted. I tried the gel polish, with gel top coat; I tried the gel system with the lamps; I tried every polish out there. My hands get washed hundreds of times daily. This stuff is unbelievable. It really works the way they say it does. I applied it about one to two minutes after finishing a second coat of color and within minutes it had bonded and set and my nails stay shiny and polished for over a week. That is not the full two weeks claimed, but I am unusually hard on my nails so over a week is AWESOME. I immediately ordered several more.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.44.


A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They’re super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!


One roll of these will tackle a number of messes equivalent to 60 ROLLS of conventional paper towels.

Promising review: “I’ve had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They’re much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I’ve washed the first ones I’ve torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I’ve only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat…when you wash them, you’re supposed to air dry them, so I haven’t sent any through the dryer. And I haven’t needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I ‘re-roll’ them!” —A. Clark

Get a roll from Amazon for $9.99.


A bottle of Poo-Pourri to squash beefs (and odors) over who dropped that big stinker in the toilet. This makes the worst bathroom odors a thing of the past — without a weird and heavy “masking” smell.


Just spray *before* you go — the natural blend of essential oils and other ingredients creates a barrier so odors can’t escape the bowl. We’re not masking odors, we’re keeping them from happening *in the first place*.

Promising review: “One bathroom in an apartment just isn’t enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon.” —Alison H.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 17 scents and nine different bottle sizes).


A pack of Korean exfoliating cloths that’ll banish dead skin cells, winter dryness, and even help with Keratosis Pilaris.

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I use these to exfoliate before shaving, and they’re really helpful.

Promising review: “Wow! I read all the reviews but I was in unbelief, but WOW! I love exfoliation and I’ve done it with all you can imagine, never got the results I got with this cloth! You can see it working in less than a minute! (that’s when I took the picture! It gets even better after, but I just couldn’t stop to get the phone again lol) I did it in the shower and not on a bathtub as recommended, so I wonder if it’s even better if you do it the ‘right way!'” —Lana

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $4.40 (available in five color sets).


A stainless-steel soap bar to remove any odor (garlic! fish!) from your hands with a quick rub and rinse — no fancy scented soaps required.


Promising review: “Nobody likes smelly hands from working in the kitchen. And I have a volunteer job that involves working with animals that eat mouse and quail. There is nothing like the smell of mouse on your hand when you’re trying to eat lunch. I originally got one of these as it is able to be used in a zoo facility since it is just steel and isn’t something involving harsh chemicals that could harm animals. It has been working very well. Once I had success there, I bought three or four more as gifts for people who cook a lot and often cook with garlic, onions, meats, etc.” —CamilleElise

Folks, if that review doesn’t convince you, I don’t think you *can* be convinced.

Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in fish, garlic, and mini shapes).


A four-pack of creaseless hair ties (yes, they totally look like old phone cords) so you can rock a ponytail all day and wear your hair down all night – no dents!


And if they ever get stretched out, just immerse them in some hot water or put ’em under a blowdryer and they’ll shrink right back.

Promising review: “What is this witchcraft?! I’ve seen commercials for hair coils like these, figured might as well try it, and oh my goodness! ? Apart from how comfortable it is to wear on your wrist when you want to let your hair down, it’s indescribable magic has the coil regain it’s shape after being stretched out. Extremely happy with this product!” —Katastrophe

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99+ or an eight-pack for $6.12.

Kitsch is a woman-founded company that makes adorable hair accessories, useful tools (they make towel scrunchies!) and more to help make every day a good hair day.

39. A foaming carpet shampoo people love to use on their car interiors. And with all the ice cream cones I’ve dribbled in my life, I can CERTAINLY understand why. And anyone with a dog? Yep, you need this.It’s citrus scented so after it FOAMS AWAY deep-set stains, you’ll be left with a refreshing scent rather than “Old McDonald’s Fries.”

Promising review: “This stuff is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I posted before-and-after photos (above) for you to see for yourself! My 1996 Toyota Camry is 23 years old — this is the original carpet! It took me exactly three hours to clean this carpet and I will tell you this: IT WAS WORTH IT!” —treylee

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


And a car air freshener reed diffuser you can customize with *23* scents to keep your wheels smelling fresh, whether you’re carting around messy kids, keep your gym gear in the back seat, or stop for french fries and don’t want your car smelling like McDonald’s forever.

Amber and Wood Co.

I personally love the smell of McDonald’s in the car, but you do you. Just refill when you’ve run out — you can buy refills right from their shop!

Promising review: “This is the cutest car fresher and smells amazing! Perfect balance of filling the car but not overwhelming.” —indgot

Get it from Amber & Wood Co. on Etsy for $8.

Amber & Wood Co. is a mom-owned small business making candles and other scented goods with phthalate-free essential oils.


A Jergens in-shower lotion designed to be used on wet skin so you can get in, get out, and get on with your day. Mornings are hard enough!


It blends with the water on your skin and dries quickly so you don’t have to wait around before getting dressed.

Promising review: “I have always used and loved Jergens because it dried faster than other popular brands of lotions. When another lotion brand came out with their in-shower, rinse off lotion, I tried it and liked it — but it left my shower a horrible mess. I had to scrub my shower all the time. So this is a dream. It’s the same great, fast drying lotion that I love, but it is convenient to do in the shower and it doesn’t make my tub a mess to clean. I love the green tea scent. When I use it before bed, my skin is noticeably softer the next morning. And it’s is 100% more convenient than applying traditional lotions OR scrubbing my tub every other day.” —Bernie Moore

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three scents).


A five-in-one wine stopper that’ll also aerate, filter out cork particles, pour neatly, and re-cork the bottle.


Promising review: “Don’t know what the ‘flavor’ category means with respect to these wine bottle stoppers but the stoppers work as advertised. A local vineyard was using them in their sample room so I assumed that since a vineyard was using them, they would work as advertised and they do. You can lay a wine bottle flat and it won’t leak. Nice that it filters out cork crumbs.” —Lawrol

Get it from Amazon for $9.31.


A game-changing scrubber (it’s basically a scrubby sponge/dishcloth hybrid) that’ll dry super quickly, unlike regular sponges, so it cleans all your dishes without getting that horrifically funky mildew smell.


Just hang it from your faucet — it has an elastic loop just for that purpose.

Promising review: “I will say first, these feel so strange!!! They are super thin and rough feeling. I wasn’t convinced at first, especially since I bought these specifically to clean my new non stick pots. I was concerned that they would be too rough on the pots, but that’s not the case at all! They do an awesome job and are just rough enough to get the job done without harming the non stick layer. Also, they are so much cleaner than a sponge! They don’t get food caught in them and they never smell. Because of their super thin breathable material they dry quickly and don’t mildew. They also come with nifty little loops so I keep mine hanging from my sink faucet where I can grab it easily. I definitely recommend these, they are definitely worth the price.” —Elizabeth Casoria

Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.70 (available in three colors; also available in sets of six).

44. A pack of cable-hugging superheros who are flying into action to defeat the annoyance of fraying cords. No bent cord=no exposed wires, FINALLY. Your phone is your bestie, best start treating it that way.Amazon

Never underestimate a problem solver that’s *also* fun.

Promising review: “I was replacing rather expensive Lightning cords at least three times a month. I finally purchased these and started using them and have yet to replace another cord! It is a big savings over time!” —Faith H.

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in seven other sets, including fish, fruits, and more).

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