You’ll find yourself using these everyday, that’s for sure.
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Promising review: “I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I’ve given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it’s antimicrobial, so you don’t have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you’d expect.” —Sarita
Get it from Amazon for $4.33+ (available in 18 shades).
Check out my coworker Kayla Suazo’s Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer review for more deets!
Promising review: “Love my Foodi. Saves me from using the oven and heating up my house in the process. Makes delicious beef jerky, mac ‘n’ cheese, meatloaf, and more. And it is so easy to use and clean. Best appliance ever.” —Queen79
Get it from Amazon for $199.99.
A ChomChom pet hair roller if your pet sheds a lot…like a lot, a lot. And you’re tired of cleaning up after it. Just roll, roll, roll, and watch the fur lift away!
Promising review: “Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care, it’s THAT good.” —Stephanie
Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
A cooling gel adaptive foam pillow that supports your head, neck, and shoulders, and remains cool so you don’t have to keep flipping over the pillow. Enjoy a comfortable night of sleep every night like you deserve! One reviewer even described it as feeling like sleeping on “clouds of comfort!” Well, shucks, I’m sold.
Reviewers warn that the pillow will smell a little plasticky upon first opening — just let it air out for a day!
Promising review: “I bought this because I went on a long vacation and forgot my pillow. After trying this, I don’t think I will ever want another pillow. All neck and jaw pain is gone! I have fibromyalgia so I hurt quite a bit at night and always have a hard time getting comfortable. I’m so glad to have found this pillow. I would highly recommend!” —Kristin Dahlberg
Get it from Tuft & Needle on Amazon for $85+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: “I haven’t used Crest whitening strips in over five years. Since then my teeth have stayed really white and I frequently get compliments or questions on how I get my teeth so white. I decided to get a box to boost the whiteness of my teeth. Wow, I was shocked on how much these have improved! Before the strips were really flimsy, hard to remove from the package, and were really hard to keep on your teeth — the old ones would slip or bunch up. These are such an improvement! The new strips remove easily from the plastic they are on. The strips are REALLY adhesive! These will not budge! Since I’ve purchased I have only used about four times and I can already notice a difference. Other people have noticed too. I think these are well worth the money and work as good as a professional treatment, I have had friends who have done professional treatments and their teeth are not as white as mine. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a brighter/whiter smile!” —Vanessa5o5
Get it from Amazon for $47.87.
Or a painless mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen great for sensitive teeth and gums. Prepare for blinding your IG followers!
Promising review: “I really liked this product because it gave me significant results in just a few days. I have tried other whitening products but I definitely think this one is my favorite because its not only easy to use but also works very well. There is also no weird aftertaste, and all I do is keep my mouth open wide for around 30 seconds. The whitening capabilities were also great, and I know this because my teeth were stained before but now they are not. Lastly these pens were very easy to use because all you have to do is twist the dial at the bottom of the pen clockwise, and product comes out. So overall I would rate this pen a 10/10 and I am definitely planning on buying more in the future.” —Roy Joseph
Get two from Amazon for $19.99.
A pack of Affresh dishwasher-cleaning tablets if you were today years old when you learned that yes, you need to clean your dishwasher. These’ll get rid of those mysterious stains and smells on your plates so you won’t have to spend hours scrubbing away at them.
Promising reviews: “Works extremely well. We haven’t done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and there was detergent buildup all over the inside, and a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors or buildup around the door seals.” —Martoune
Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.39.
A Revlon hot air brush because it dries your hair, imparts volume and shine, and makes it look like you totally went and got a professional blowout — in MINUTES.
Unlike other hairdryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift, and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures — reviewers with 2a through 4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!
Promising review: “Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!” —D.K
Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in eight colors).
A foaming garbage disposal cleaner that’ll loosen and clean out all the slime, muck, and yuck. The results = a fresh, clean disposal with no icky smells.
Here’s what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness-free.
Promising review: “Works like a charm! These are pretty cool! I was a little skeptical but I followed the easy-to-use directions and it worked just like the product said it would. Foamed up and cleaned the drain!! Smell removed!!” —Jennifer K
Get two packs of four (good for eight uses) from Amazon for $10.25.
A TruSkin Naturals vitamin C serum to help lighten dark spots and sunspots with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. Reviewers also say that it helps prevent breakouts and lighten dark circles!
Promising review: “This product saved my skin. I seldom write reviews but just had to review this product. I’ve been struggling with acne for YEARS. I have very acne-prone skin. I get a new pimple almost every day and it seemed like there was never a time I didn’t have a pimple on my face. Acne leaves super dark blemishes/scars on my face. I’ve tried all different types of moisturizers and cleansers. Nothing worked. However I bought this serum on a whim. OMGGGG. Guys. Literally my face stopped flaring within three days. I was PIMPLE-FREE FOR MORE THAN 48 hours (a new record). Exactly two months later, blemishes have faded DRASTICALLY and I have no active breakouts. This hasn’t happened in years. I truly and honestly think it is due to this product. If you are hesitant, don’t be, BUY IT! It has also helped my under eye bags (use one drop for both under-eyes; pat gently with fingers.)” —Brandon
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
An immunity-boosting allergy supplement that’ll provide your dog with much-needed probiotics and nutrients to help improve immune function and digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to fur. Your dog deserves to be at their best and now you’ll know they are without fainting over the vet’s bill.
Promising review: “Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine… nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats… he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!” —Darcie Nation
Get it from Amazon for $26.97.
A weekly shower cleaner you’ll only need to use once a week and that doesn’t require scrubbing — two things that sound like music to your ears, I’m sure. You don’t even need to be around while it does its work!
Promising review: “I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I had tried the Dawn Dish Soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and had even used toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet and Forget Shower Spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!” —Amazon Customer
Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.94 (also available in packs of two, three, and four).
Avarelle acne patches (also available in extra large) that’ll come to the rescue when a surprise pimple makes an appearance. Just slap ’em on! Not only do these blend in so they work as a sort of concealer, but they’ll also prevent you from picking or popping your breakout.
Reviewers say they blend in with their skin so they can wear them throughout the day!
Promising review: “I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well…I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I’m stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face.” —MelsBells
Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.49 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50, both from Amazon.
Some eucalyptus toilet-cleaning bombs because cleaning toilets is not a task you’re jumping up and down to do. These freshen the bathroom and leave the toilet sparkling. You can use them for sinks, tubs, and garbage disposals too!
Happy Earth Boutique / Etsy
Happy Earth Boutique is a woman-owned small biz making healthier alternatives for your health and home.
Promising review: “The eucalyptus is strong and it fizzes nicely. I drop one in once or twice a week and scrub the toilet a bit, and the scent lingers after flushing. Perfect for keeping my bathroom fresh!” —kd Bromley
Get it from Happy Earth Boutique for $12.
A soft and strong spatula that uses flexible silicone to keep your cookware scratch-free and makes it easy to scrape, mix, flip, and access the sides and corners without circus-level twists and tricks. You won’t be flipping Krabby patties with this but you’ll def be giving SpongeBob a run for his money!
This is perfect for nonstick and can be safely used on nonstick (and stainless steel) surfaces. Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small biz that’s focused on making cookware for the modern home cook that’s way better quality than the items you’d find at retail stores.
Promising review: “Best spatula ever!! It flips omelets effortlessly, It never sticks to anything (or anything to it), a simple rinse cleans it thoroughly, and it doesn’t mind sitting on the edge of a hot pan. I bought three for my friends and they all love them too!” —John
Get it from Material Kitchen for $15 (available in three colors).
An adjustable FURemover squeegee broom for pet (and human) hair for attracting pet hair from your carpets like magic. Many reviewers state that not only is this cheaper than an uber-expensive vacuum but it works better than one too! They also mention how it’s great because it doesn’t scare their pets like the loud noises of a vacuum does. A win-win.
Promising review: “Holy grail hair remover. I was super skeptical when I bought the product but let me tell you this thing works! It works better than my vacuum and broom. I use it on my carpet, tile, even my dog’s cage, this thing creates static and all the hairs cling to it. I go and use it on my couch; it gets all the dog hair and lint off. Takes a bit of elbow grease but it gets the job done. The length of the pole can be adjusted also. If you’re debating getting this totally get it.” —Kate
Get it from Amazon for $12.44.
Check out my coworker’s FURemover Evrilholder broom review for more deets!
A cooling gel-enhanced memory foam orthopedic pain-relief seat cushion so you can sit or drive for prolonged periods of time. This helps with tailbone pain, sciatica, leg pain, and lower back pain so your day won’t be ruined by them. It encourages better posture and will mold itself to the shape of your bottom!
Promising review: “I bought this because my doctor recommended getting a coccyx cushion for my office chair to help with my sciatica pain. I was skeptical at first but thought would give it a shot. I’ve found this gel cushion and I’m so glad I did, the best investment ever made to ease my back pain!! First this helped tremendously with my sciatica. I had switched to a standup desk because of pain while sitting but now I can sit for hours. Second, this looks to be made of super high quality durable material and I really like the gel layer on top, it feels a lot nicer when you sit. It works great on my office chair. It’s a little thick as a car seat cushion but works out fine when you lower down the seat. I will be ordering more as Christmas gifts for my parents.” —Sarp Sekeroglu
Get it from Amazon for $37.95+ (also available in black).
Promising review: “This stuff is a miracle product. I rarely write reviews but I really was compelled to because I LOVE this product. I started seeing results after two or three weeks but now, after consistently using it daily for three months, I have eyelashes that look false (or like extensions!) I am beyond pleased. My eyelashes used to be short, sparse, and I was missing lashes on each corner of the eye. Not only did it make them thicker, it made them grow back in the corners and they are SO long my son told me today I may have to cut them at some point because they are almost touching my eyebrows. Lol. I just thought I’d have to accept that I’d have shorter sparse lashes because I’m getting older, but I will never have to because I’ll never be without this stuff!! The trick is be patient, be consistent and make sure to cover the entire lash line. I sort of feather it on to the outer lashes too. It worked way beyond how I expected it to.” —Kristin
Get a six-week supply from Amazon for $34.
An eco-friendly plant-based walnut scrubber sponge because it’s strong and abrasive enough to take on your dirtiest dishes, countertops, and more. This way, you won’t feel like breaking dishes if you’re trying to do them and your weak traditional sponge falls apart again.
Public Goods is a small biz founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. The membership is free for 14 days and then $79/year.
Promising review: “I will NEVER go back to cheap dish sponges! Wow, I was so impressed with the quality of this product and how effectively it cleans and scrubs off my dirty dishes. Price is amazing, quality is perfect, and it’s sustainable!!” —Monica U.
Get it from Public Goods for $4.75.
A tub of eye cream to brighten and firm your delicate eye area, as well as help reduce wrinkles, puffiness, and bags without your wallet taking a huge hit. Now, that’s what we like to hear.
Promising review: “Best eye cream I have ever used!!! Better than Benefiance by Shiseido and Clinique or Lancôme, for less than a third of the price with the amount you get. It is rich enough to do the job but not greasy. It doesn’t interfere with concealer, yet softens lines. Love it so much!!!!” —Lory Lacy
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four sizes).
A pair of elegant blue-light-blocking glasses because you may end the day *without* a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad headache, strained eyes, and exhaustion, especially if you typically stare at screens for hours. These will help protect your eyes and your mood, and they’re nice enough to wear outside too.
Promising review: “OK so I love these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend.” —Micaela P
Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in seven colors).
A cuticle oil to condition and strengthen nails and soften cuticles so you can show off those pretty hands and nails when you’re out and about! We all deserve that 😌.
It’s made with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E and has antioxidant properties.
Promising review: “HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life I had super weak brittle nails that would instantly break when growing even a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I tried it all before, so I was naturally skeptical when I got it, but I noticed into about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast!) and not breaking!! AMAZING.” —K Black
Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).
A COSRX snail mucin essence for extreme repair and hydration that’s still gentle thanks to 96% snail mucin formulation. It’s packed with replenishing nutrients that help prevent and repair damage, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and acne until your skin’s elasticity and glow is at its best. Sometimes I have nightmares they’ll stop selling this 😳.
Snail mucin is an absolute star ingredient for fading acne scars and hyperpigmentation. It’s also super hydrating, which is important for your skin barrier. This product is definitely one of the biggest credits to brightening my skin and fading hyperpigmentation. It’s my true holy grail. And the extreme hydrating benefits are a plus. This is also fragrance-free and great for all skin types.
Promising review: “This product is amazing! When I use it on a regular basis, my skin is healthy, clear, and smooth. In my experience, it’s helped with acne breakouts and hyperpigmentation scars. To me it’s a must try.” —Marie
Get it from Amazon for $17.99.
A L’Oreal hair treatment that works its magic in eight seconds to give you shinier, more hydrated locks — no matter your hair type. Magic indeed!
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Apply this directly to wet hair avoiding the roots, massage it in for eight seconds, then rinse. Effort required = practically zero. You can use one dose for fine to medium textured hair, two to three doses for thick to curly textured hair, and add one more dose if you have long hair.
Promising review: “This is the holy grail of hair products. Seriously I need gallons of this stuff! I put it on my hair for 10 seconds and could feel while still in the shower that my hair felt amazing! I usually have stringy ends and after using this, my hair was soft and silky!” —Sky T Block
Get it from Amazon for $8.97.
A whimsical and lightweight flowery books and tea tote bag you’ll just love showing off every time you have to step out. The illustration is hand drawn and oh-so pretty!
Ohjessmarie is an independent artist and small biz whose art centers around all things cozy, nature, and cottagecore and is featured on posters, pillows, stickers, and more.
Get it from ohjessmarie on Redbubble for $15.65.
A tube of Essence mascara to lengthen and give you those dreamy, fluttery lashes that’ll frame your peepers so prettily, you’ll wanna take a ton of pics. No flaking, no primer needed, and none of the clumping that makes mascara too intimidating or annoying to try.
This mascara is gluten-free and cruelty-free!
Promising review: “This mascara is my holy grail mascara. I never knew a cheap mascara could be so good! Very decently priced. My eyelashes are barely existent without mascara. This darkens and thickens my eyelashes. I get so many compliments wearing this.” —Emily
Get it from Amazon for $4.99.
A roomy denim jacket you can pull on over your spring fits when it gets a little too chilly in the evenings.
Promising review: “Love this jacket! Pretty sure I wear it four to five times a week. Love the oversized fit, not too large that it looks ridiculous. Has four functional pockets (two outside and two inside) which are really nice. I’m able to fit my phone, keys, and wallet easily without looking bulky. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!” —Moni W
Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L and seven styles).
A hair scalp massager because it pampers you with a salon-worthy hair massage and really gets your blood circulating. Plus it removes the oily buildup that clogs your follicles so your shampoos and serums will get in so much deeper. A great way to end the day!
Promising review: “I am obsessed with this! I thought it was a big gimmick but it is amazing! My scalp feels so much cleaner and my hair feels less heavy on the roots. Especially someone like myself who uses hair dye and colored shampoos and conditioners, this scrubber is perfect for getting rid of buildup. Even when I use dry shampoo and wash my hair I normally don’t feel like I get it all out, but this thing gets it all!” —Brittany Smith
Get it from Amazon from $6.98+ (available in three colors).
A pair of smooth organic cotton leggings designed with movement in mind so you know you’ll be 100% comfortable wearing them. The waistband is also cotton so it won’t dig into your skin. Plus, they’ll look great styled with your fave tops because of the lovely ruched ankle design, which gives them a more elegant look than regular leggings.
UnaPlumaShop / Etsy
UnaPlumaShop is a small biz that specializes in earth-conscious clothing. Each piece is designed in Portland, Oregan and made in Kathmandu, Nepal by skilled craftspeople in safe working environments who are paid fair wages.
Promising review: “I love these leggings. I feel exactly how the models look like they feel wearing them: happy, free, and confident! The fit is perfect, the fabric is soft with just the right amount of stretch, and the colors are beautiful.” —Sasha
Get it from UnaPlumaShop on Etsy for $39 (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).
An innovative Habit sunscreen mist to protect your skin. Since it’s a hassle to slather on sunscreen every two hours, keep this in your bag or on your desk and spritz away whenever you need. The fine mist doesn’t mess up makeup and smells like a dream with its natural botanicals! Why didn’t this exist before?
This spray has SPF 41 and features only 16 clean ingredients! To use it properly, close your eyes and mouth, pull back hair, hold the bottle about 10 inches from your face, and spray evenly over your face and neck (mist about seven times). Keep your eyes closed for three seconds while the mist settles. You don’t need to rub it in!
I’ve been using this every day and I love it! It’s so convenient to just spray it on over your makeup or once you’re ready instead of adding another layer of lotion to your face. It’s non-greasy so it doesn’t get you oily; it only gives your skin a pretty, dewy look. Plus, touchups are super easy since all I have to do is spray again and there’s no worry of disturbing makeup.
Habit is a woman-owned small biz founded by Tai Adaya, who is half Mexican and half Indian/Pakistani. The brand is dedicated to standing against the stigma of aging in the beauty industry and focusing on keeping skin healthy instead.
Get it from Habit for $30.
You at the end of each day, knowing these products have improved your daily life:
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