30 Things That Made Me Say, “Where Have You Been All My Life?”

30 Things That Made Me Say, “Where Have You Been All My Life?”

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My life is forever changed.

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This incredible shoe-cleaning kit that’ll tackle stains and grime on all leather, suede and nubuck shoes. The results are REAL, y’all — just a take a peek at my years-old Birks and tell me this kit isn’t a thing of magic. But you don’t have to just take my word for it. Reviewers are utterly obsessed, too, saying it’s the best shoe cleaner they’ve ever used!


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It comes with an all-natural cleaning solution, a sturdy (but pliant) boar bristle brush, and a microfibre cloth that’s perfect for wiping away the soapy lather. Plus, it’s all packed in a neat little travel case!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.

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A sleek bikini line trimmer that’ll help tame all your down-there hair in a snap. Two click-on attachments mean you can ~trim your hedges~ to the exact length you want, or you can just use the mini shaving head to get things ultra smooth. Reviewers say it’s fantastic for keeping things from getting too rowdy downstairs, and helps to minimize irritation.


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It even comes with a AA battery so you can get started right away.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

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This botanical oil that’s specially formulated to help soothe and calm post-hair removal irritation on sensitive areas. Reviewers say it smells wonderful, and helps to eliminate ingrown hairs, annoying bumps, and razor burn, so your skin looks and feels its very best.

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A professional-grade electric knife sharpener, so you can keep your cooking skills ~cutting edge~. With three different grades of sharpening blades, you’ll have razor-sharp blades in under two minutes — and reviewers agree that it works exponentially better than a wetstone!


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Just slowly run your blade through the slots, working your way from left to right. And don’t fret about any steel “dust” — that’s perfectly normal and can be wiped up with a damp paper towel.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $84.75.

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This anti-chafe stick that’ll help protect your skin from rubbing and irritation. This allergen-free miracle will make things like blisters and raw, red skin a problem of the past. Just swipe it on wherever you need and get on with your day.


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Plus, it’s sweat and moisture resistant, while still letting your skin breathe.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99+ (available in three sizes).

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This spongy (and extra large) drying mat that’ll hold up to four times its weight in water, so your counter won’t turn into a marshy wetland every time you try to do dishes. Just fold it up when you’re done with it! You can even throw it into the washing machine once it starts to get a bit dingy.


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Reviewers are seriously obsessed, saying the absorbency is no joke. Plus, they love how low-maintenance and easy to clean it is!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.57+ (available in eight colours).

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This bug bite treatment that’ll halt itching and burning in its tracks. The combination of baking soda and tea tree oil will not only give you permanent itch relief, but it’ll actually work to soothe your skin.


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And it doesn’t just work on mosquito bites, either. I’ve used this stuff (with great success) on horsefly bites and wasp stings, too.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.47.

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This Mason jar drinking lid that’ll transform your rustic containers into easy-to-use drinkware. It fits right underneath the top lid of any standard Mason jar, and has a snap closure to keep your bevvie from spilling out.


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Some reviewers even use them for powdered coffee creamer or sugar!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.08.

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These gel heel liners from Dr. Scholl’s that are basically a miracle blister-prevention tool for anyone with feet (aka everyone). They attach to the back of your shoes, preventing your heel from rubbing against abrasive threading or sharp edges. And the glue is fabric safe, too, so you won’t ruin your favourite footwear in the process.


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I’ve also used them to improve the fit of shoes that I either bought just a teensy bit big (the sale was too good, okay?), or that just got stretched out over time. While Dr. Scholl’s offers patterned liners, too, I prefer the transparent gel ones — especially in low-top shoes like Converse, or in sandals.

Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

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This folding steamer basket that’ll make giving your fave veggies a steam bath easier than ever. Thanks to its expanding design, it’ll fit inside just about any pot — Reviewers say it even fits their Instant Pots! And it even has little silicone feet, so it won’t scratch up your non-stick cookware.

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This back scrubber that’ll help you give those hard-to-reach areas a good scrubbin’. The double-sided material is great for everyday cleansing or more intense exfoliation, too! And once it starts to get grimy, just toss it in the laundry on a gentle cycle, and reuse at will.


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Reviewers say it’s a great alternative to loofahs or abrasive back scrubbers!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

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This awesome wine holder that are specially designed to keep bottles upright on uneven surfaces (like grass). They’re an awesome addition to an afternoon picnic in the park — no more stressing about trying to keep the vino upright while you’re catching some rays.


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Some reviewers mention it doesn’t work great in sand, so maybe stick to grassy parks or lawns.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.84.

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This whipped micro-exfoliating shampoo that’ll help get your scalp and hair cleaner than you thought possible. Scalp breakouts? Gone. Flaky skin? Eliminated. Itchiness? A thing of the past. I use this about once a week to help slough off product build-up, but it’s gentle enough to use as often as you like.


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Thanks to plant-based exfoliants, like wood pulp and binchotan charcoal, your hair will feel soft and silky after using and you won’t have to stress about chemicals or synthetic ingredients. And there’s even a hefty dose of coconut oil and tea tree oil in there to help purify and condition your locks.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $93.50 (also available at Sephora Canada).

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This Mario Badescu silver powder that’s basically every blackhead’s nightmare. Think of it like a plunger for stubborn, clogged pores! Dip a moist cotton pad into the powdered sugar texture, then press onto affected areas. Wipe it off after 10 minutes, and bask in your rejuvenated complexion.


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Powered by kaolin clay, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide, the powder works to draw out impurities and actually prevent blackheads. Reviewers say it’s really effective, but is mild enough for people with sensitive skin. Some even mix a bit into other clay masks to maximize its effects!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.

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This ice cream sandwich cookie cutter and press, so you can make your fave summer treat right at home. The moulds are extra high (for maximum filling), and when you’re done, you can just toss them in the dishwasher. We love a low-maintenance gadget!


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Reviewers say there’s one major flaw, though: They just can’t stop eating their delicious creations!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.76.

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These silicone scrubbies that’ll help you get your face squeaky clean, while also gently exfoliating and getting rid of product build-up like nobody’s business. These flexible little pads are covered in tiny silicone bristles, and they have a helpful handle on the back so it won’t slip out of your hand when you’re all lathered up.


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Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $9.34+ (available in four other options).

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This non-toxic leather honey that’ll help clean everything from grimy boots to worn-down handbags in a matter of minutes. Just swipe it on with a soft cloth, and watch as it eliminates grime, grease, dirt, oil, and tough stains from all kinds of leather and vinyl. It even makes short work of unpleasant odours and dye transfer.


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Reviewers say it applies a bit sticky, but just let it sit overnight and stickiness will have been banished! BRB, putting this in my cart as we speak.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.95.

18.

These extra-strength anti-perspirant wipes that help to prevent excessive sweating and irritation for up to seven days. Each individually-wrapped wipe is pre-soaked in the anti-perspirant formula — dab it onto your pits before bed, then shower as you would in the morning, and enjoy your new, sweat-free life!

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This whale-shaped strainer, because draining potatoes and pasta is basically an accident waiting to happen. No more using a scalding lid, or tipping it against the sink. Reviewers really love the sturdy design, too!


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Whale, what are you waiting for?

Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.31.

20.

A pocket wine aerator, so you can drink a perfect glass of vino, even if you don’t feel like decanting a whole bottle. This battery-operated little gadget has three presets (for port, red, and white wine) and can aerate a full glass in as little as 15 seconds.

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These wristbands that will help mitigate sea and motion sickness in kids and adults alike. This drug-free method uses gentle acupressure to help ease all manner of nausea — even morning sickness.


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Reviewers have used these for sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, morning sickness, and even for video game motion sickness — all to great success!

Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.95.

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This helpful pet selfie tool that’ll help you snap perfect pics of your adorable fur baby. Just attach a treat or their favourite toy to the clip, and snap away. Are you a professional pet photographer? Basically, yes.

23.

This neat herb-preserving hutch, so delicate herbs like dill, mint, or basil can last longer than five minutes in the fridge. The built-in dividers make it easy to keep herbs organized and tangle-free, and the clear top means you always know exactly how much you have left. Plus, the top is vented to allow circulation.

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A wall-mounted paper towel holder that’ll fit just about any size roll, thanks to the expandable spring core. Not only is it wildly space-saving, but it has a built-in ingenious ratchet system, so you can grab a single towel with ease — without worrying about unravelling the whole roll.


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.49+ (available in two colours).

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A frozen herb keeper that’ll basically turn any fresh leafy herb into a handy popsicle that you can chop or grate into your meals. Just pop in some freshly-washed herbs and stash it in the freezer. When you’re craving some herbal action, twist the top — then just cut or grate over your dish!


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Reviewers say it’s helped them manage waste and to enjoy out-of-season herbs all year round.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.93.

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A handheld garment steamer that will bust annoying wrinkles in moments and leave your clothes looking and feeling fresher than ever. It heats up in just 25 seconds and can be used on just about any fabric — easy-peasy!


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Reviewers call this puppy a “game-changer,” saying it removes wrinkles quickly, easily, and without leaving streaks or wet marks.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $81.53.


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The process of applying the wax can get a bit messy, so go ahead and get yourself this handy lil’ applicator to make things easier on yourself.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.95.

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These vacuum seal bottle stoppers that’ll keep precious liquids (like wine) tasting fresh long after you’ve opened the bottle. They’re ridiculously easy to use — just pop one of the included stoppers into the open bottle, then use the handheld vacuum to suction out the air and create an airtight seal on the bottle. Done!


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Get the set of vacuum and two stoppers on Amazon Canada for $16.97+ (available in two colours and two kits).

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A lidded ice cube tray that’ll help prevent spills, make stacking multiple trays a lot easier, AND keep your frosty cubes from absorbing gross smells from the freezer. You’ll be able to release as many cubes as you want (without scattering the rest on your counter).


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And if that’s not enough, the tray itself has a rounded shape to make it easy to pop ’em out.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.79.

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And lastly, this magic scuff eraser that’ll help clean up suede and nubuck like nobody’s business. You don’t need any water, either, so there’s no mess — just make sure you take it slow on coloured fabrics to make sure you don’t lift the dye.

Me, gleefully scooping all this stuff into my cart:


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