31 Products Under $20 That Mean Business

31 Products Under $20 That Mean Business

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


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

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

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A dough-rolling bag so the perfect pie crust or pizza base is easier than ever. Just pop in your dough, zip, and roll until it’s the right size.


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One reviewer even uses it to smash nuts, cookies, etc. with a rolling pin for other baking projects!

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: “I hated making pie crust because of the counter mess, this fixes that problem as well as my apparent inability to figure out how big of a crust I need. Love it.” —Morticia

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A waterproof fiber mascara if you’ve ever been tempted to get those pricey eyelash extensions. People swear by this for loooooong lashes, *zero smudging* (even when reviewers accidentally slept in it) and no! more! clumps!


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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Promising review: “The packaging on this mascara makes it look like a high end product! The coloration is beautiful — it is a very deep black color. It makes your lashes look SUPER long. The mascara is thick so it is definitely good to use a curler before hand to add some volume in addition to curling. It is long lasting and once it dries doesn’t leave any residue. I accidentally fell asleep in it and in other mascara my eyes would look like a raccoon, but this was still practically the same the next morning. I definitely like it and will continue to use it.” —Rachel Wellauer

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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!


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

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five varieties).

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

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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. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!


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Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $4.69.

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

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A pack of bamboo charcoal blotting sheets for banishing that afternoon forehead grease — you’re glowing, but not oily!


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Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95.

Promising review: “I have been searching for something as effective as this for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face is covered in oil. Mostly over my T-zone is where I get shiny and oily. So I tried this and it is excellent. It picks up the oil quickly leaving my face naturally matte-like for hours. I am well pleased with the light weight of the sheets, the pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pockets. I have no dislikes. I will stock up on it.” —Melisa

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A pair of lil’ leaf scoopers to help make clearing your lawn less of a, well, chore.


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The jumping into the leaf pile part will be just as great though!

Get them from Amazon for $13.43.

Promising review: “I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn’t use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier.” —Marty R.

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A hexagonal productivity timer so you can break down your work day (or that huge product) into manageable chunks — and take breaks that actually HELP you get things done. Plus it’ll look really cool on your desk.


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Just rotate it to start and stop, and along with the three volume levels, you can set it to go off with no noise and a flashing light so you don’t disturb the WHOLE open floor plan.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

Promising review: “No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown, and then it begins to countdown. When time is up it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. You can set the beeping to different volume levels, which is perfect for the fact that I use it at work. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time. I can imagine though it would be good for many other purposes like in the kitchen, maybe timing your kids on their on their electronics devices and so on and so on.” —Julia

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A bottle of Chamberlain’s Leather Milk conditioner that’ll bring new life to your furniture, shoes, handbags and more. It’s like a time machine for dull, scratched, or dried-out leather, is what I’m saying.


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Get it from Amazon for $27.95 (or try the smaller bottle for $16.95). Check out their cleaners, protectants, and conditioners for specific items in the same listing!

Promising review: “Had an old ottoman that the leather was just so dried out. Thought about just tossing it but then I researched leather restoring products this was listed as one of the best. As you can see from the photos, the transformation from dried, discolored leather to what is as close to the original luster that was made with just one application is pretty remarkable. And the feel of the leather is soft and supple. No sticky feeling at all. Very satisfied with the results.” —Bonnie

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A SockDock, aka a useful tool you can clip dirty socks to (in pairs!), toss the *whole thing* in the washer and dryer, and remove together so NO SOCK gets lost. And you’re not stuck searching for a pair when you’re already running late.


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

Promising review: “Totally obsessed with this! I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly) I would defiantly recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier! Specially with a toddler and baby on the way!” —Sarah Elizabeth

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A lavender and chamomile aromatherapy mist to spray on everything and make your bedroom a ~Cave of Slumbers~ when you’re staring up at the ceiling at 2:47 a.m. and chanting “GO TO SLEEP!”


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It’s made with all natural essential oils that’ll help you feel calm and relaxed as you breathe it in. Spray it on blankets, pillows, clothes — you can even spray it on yourself!

Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six scents).

Promising review: “This product is great. I spray it on my pillow at night and it helps me relax into sleep rather than toss and turn. It is also a nice fragrance around the house. So happy that I tried this. I am very pleased!” —Martha N.

Or if acne struggles are also a concern, try a pillow spray designed to kill zit-causing bacteria so you don’t have to change out your pillowcases as often. AND, thanks to its soothing lavender scent, you’ll be off to a solid dose of beauty sleep in no time.

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A razor protector (it fits all standard men’s and women’s razors) to prevent rust and corrosion and keep your blades sharper for longer, so you don’t have to waste money on replacements again and again and again.


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It helps your razor dry between uses, stretches to fit, andprotects the blade when you’re traveling — making your razor last up to THREE TIMES longer.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Promising review: “This was a great find! I wanted to test this for myself, so I put two razors in the shower with one having the Steelbee. I shaved every other with each razor and within weeks I could tell a big difference. The razor without the Steelbee has rust spots and is much duller. All of the razors in the house will now be using this. I even used this on my most recent business trip last week and it doubled as a great travel protector.” —Rob May

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Antimicrobial silicone sponges that’ll never get stinky — they’re almost 100% resistant to mold and mildew, more durable than regular sponges, and won’t scratch your pots and pans!


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They *guarantee* that each scrubber sponge will stay odor-free for at least three months.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.95.

Promising review: “My girlfriend has a keen nose for mildew, which meant we were throwing out kitchen sponges well before they were worn out. I came across these and was very happy with the first ones we tried. Absolutely no odor, even after several weeks worth of usage. The scrubber will break down long before it starts to smell. A definite winner in my book!” —Amazon Customer

Also available in a version designed to clean your stovetop!

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An scented hand sanitizer spray, because it’s cold and flu season, but you don’t want to smell like you use rubbing alcohol as perfume. And it’s still 99.9% effective against those terrifying germs.


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They’re made with essential oils (no fake fragrances), so you’ll be happy to reapply. Tbh I don’t know how to choose between coconut + lemon, lavender + aloe, and peppermint + citrus.

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.94 (available in three scents).

Promising review: “So, I took a chance on this stuff before a trip. I’ve tried many, many hand sanitizers. Some burn. Some smell bad. Some leave you sticky feeling. This stuff does none of that!! It sprays on nicely smells AMAZING!! Your hands feel wet, you think oh no, is this going to be sticky?? No!! It isn’t!! And then it leaves your hands SO SOFT!!! I’m amazed. My husband is even amazed. I will never NOT be without this stuff!! It’s so good!!!” —A. Magee

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A laundry folding board that’ll, in a few quick moves, transform your wrinkled piles of clothes into *neat*, *easy-to-sort-through* stacks o’ crispness.


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Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

Promising review: “Let me start off with this: I hate folding laundry. I absolutely hate it. I’ve seen this thing all over social media. I decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOSH. I freaking love it! It’s super easy to use and my clothes are perfectly folded every time. As weird as it sounds, I actually look forward to folding my laundry now. I wish I had purchased this sooner! I like the design it has and I love how compact it is. After I’m finished folding my laundry, I just fold up the folding board and tuck it away! It’s lightweight and seems durable. I recommend this to everyone, even those who hate folding clothes. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it out, I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and this product! It’s worth every penny!” —Kayli

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A set of bake-even strips you can wrap around cake pans before you bake for a more level, evenly baked result. No need to cut off the top of your cake = no wasted cake!!


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Although I do sometimes like to snack on that part. Just soak them in water while you’re mixing up the batter, then wrap!

Get a set of six from Amazon for $17.88.

Promising review: “I first heard about these bake-even strips on a baking blog and just had to try them out. I am so glad I did! My cakes would usually come out looking like a dormant volcano and I’d have to spend quite some time trying to cut them down to be level, usually ending up trimming almost half the cake away! But with these bake-even strips, my cakes came out flat and pretty evenly baked without the darker, slightly over-cooked edges. I even got compliments on how even my cake levels looked… a definite MUST HAVE for those who do a lot of baking.” —Shari Nakano

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A hair-smoothing gel cream stick (it’s like a mascara wand!) to control any pesky flyaways for a more polished updo — without making your roots look dirty or greasy.


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Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

Promising review: “I have super fine hair and have tons of flyaways and so does my daughter. Whenever I pull my hair back it always looks messy. I tried this product on a day I decided that it would be ponytail day. Usually, within an hour I have tons of fly aways and it looks like I didn’t brush my hair before I pulled it up. This is not the case anymore. It looks polished for the whole day. My daughter’s hair looked just as nice when she left for school than when she got home from school. This is a product that will be a staple in our home from now on.” —Mel

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A portable rose gold speaker that packs a surprising audio punch, given its size.


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Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: “This product is amazing and you cannot beat the price! I love the pink/rose gold color! This is a nice compact size to take with you anywhere! The sound quality is amazing and the speaker is nice and loud! So happy with this product and will definitely be recommending to everyone I know!” —Chelsea McElyea

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A three-tier mesh drying rack so when you finally wash your favorite sweater and notice the tag says “lay flat to dry,” you’re not like….”what?”


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It folds flat to store, and you can easily hang it by your shower or towel rod for drip-drying.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

Promising review: “I used this on my shower curtain rod and was pleased with the flexibility to rotate the flat drying racks to adjust articles and shape the drying space; I believe I can fit two in my tiny condo bathroom and will likely purchase another. I use for washing cashmere articles which are much softer when hand-washed, and other delicates. Like other reviewers, I urge, when unpacking, to watch out! It does spring forth…! However when folded it collapses to near nothing – really useful for small spaces.” —Lagringa

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An LED ring light that’ll clip right to your smartphone or any other device. And with three different brightness intensities, you can customize their selfie or foodstagram like a profesh photog.


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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Promising review: “I just received this a few days ago and I have used it so much. It has improved the quality of my photos and added brightness to my videos. It is still operating on the initial charge from when I first fully charged it. It is USB rechargeable which is a must for me. Very light and easy to stick into my work bag pocket or side of my purse. I was not disappointed. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get ride of those harsh shadows when taking selfies, photos in low light, or videos on their —Connie

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A decisive notepad to help you make *smart* choices after filling it out. With sections to list gut feelings, pros and cons, and what the best and worst outcomes might be, you’ll feel confident in what you ended up with.


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Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

Promising review: “I got the Make a Decision notepad for my girlfriend as sort of a gag gift because we are both very indecisive about trips, food, movies, etc. We actually found it to be useful when we can’t figure out what we want to do!” —Ben Haus

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A lil’ tin of breath mints that’ll pack a big punch of energy when you’re hitting that inescapable 3 p.m. slump — that’s right, there’s 40mg of caffeine per mint! Plus a complex of vitamins.


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Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five flavors).

Promising review: “This is one of best things any person can have in their desk at work or in their car. Need a major caffeine boost in five minutes? Pop some Viter. I keep some at work just. You never know when you need caffeine but you don’t want to spend $7 in a Starbucks run and don’t want the disgusting stuff they pass for coffee in the break room. Since they’re mints, they don’t go bad and the container is really nifty and small too. Just FYI: They do hit with a kick though. You’ll be at an 11 for like five minutes after you pop one of these, so remember that when your heart rate jumps up a little.” —Pen Name

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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.


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Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.14.

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 Buzz Feed’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

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A flat colander that’ll fit right into your sink for easy ingredient prep without scraps falling into your drain (and getting all gross). Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, just sayin’.


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Get it from Amazon for $10.89+ (available in two colors).

Promising review: “Brilliant design. Great for washing berries or green beans — and also great for catching the snippings, too. It’s so nice to be able to peel onions, trim radishes, and other vegetables – without having to scoop the peels up by hand. Just peel/snip into the sink and dump all the debris just once. Love it.” —Kathryn T.

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A Drop Stop car seat gap filler so you can say goodbye to the problem of lost French fries, coins, and more that have fallen into the *crevasse* that exists between your front seat and the center console.


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Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn’t another product that compares to this. That’s why I gave it five stars!” —Tessa Forbes

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A pair of soft silicone grips to keep your glasses from slipping off your face when you look down. This is one of those inventions that makes you think “Well why didn’t I think of that?!”


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Reviewers note they’ll keep your glasses comfier too!

Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in clear, grey, and black).

Promising review: “Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they’re so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER.” —Andrea Lincoln

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A fun and functional multitool masquerading as a hair clip. Just use it to pin back those in-your-face locks and take it out whenever you need a ruler, nail file, box opener, screwdriver, or bottle opener (beer me, stat!).


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Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in a pack of three for $26.95).

Promising review: “I work in a BYOB painting studio and my days are filled with not only painting, but cutting open box after box of canvases. Let me tell you, this little guy is a TROOPER! I literally use it, at least, 30-40 times a day. It even cuts right though corrugated plastic sheeting like butter! Breaking down cardboard boxes? NO PROB! Zipping through plastic sheets? GOT THIS! Need a beer opened? POP! I love this little guy SO MUCH, I just ordered three more. My first one just broke today after six months of non-stop daily abuse. What an awesome tool. Also…it DOES NOT cut your hair at all. Perfect…just perfect.” —Amazon Customer

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A Cerama-Bryte cooktop cleaning kit, which includes cooktop cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range — no matter how long it’s been there. All in just minutes!


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Get the kit from Amazon for $10.29.

Promising review: “Never give up, like the Little Engine that could. I love my glass top stove, but cleaning it is not as easy as just wiping it down. If you have one, you know how it is when something boils over or spills. This bakes whatever hits the glass and leaves those frustrating scorch marks. No matter how hard I scrubbed, I could never get the film off. I have tried every cleaning product, as well every home remedy suggestion and it never removes the marks. I came across this product on Amazon and after reading the reviews, thought, ‘Why not?’ Ah, all is good in the world after finding this. I put a quarter-size dot of Cerama Bryte, scrubbed it with a light scratch pad, and rainbows and unicorns came dancing. Ah, so shiny. I think I’ve invested 20+ labor hours trying to clean the stove top, and just gave up. With this product, it took me five minutes. If you have the same issue, get this stuff — it’s incredible. 5 stars+++” —Implied Queens

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Nip + Fab’s cleansing pads made with 2.8% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation, revealing brighter and clearer skin every day — plus hyaluronic acid for moisture and witch hazel to tone and soothe.


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These are designed to resurface and retexture your skin, revealing an exfoliated and brightened complexion beneath!

Promising review: “I’m really impressed with these pads. I’ve suffered from adult cystic acne for about a decade now, and have tried countless products over the years. Adding these things into my skincare routine has made my skin look bright and clear like porcelain. I still get the occasional blemish, but they’re always very small and go away in a day or two. I highly recommend them.” —Caroline Powell

Get a container of 60 pads from Amazon for $9.03.

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A silk scrunchie so you can get your hair out of your face while going about your day or sleeping — without doing any damage. Silky scrunchie = silkier, breakage-free hair.


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Kind of like when you sleep on a silk pillowcase!

Get them from Amazon: $9.49+ each (available in 31 colors and patterns) or a pack of five for $29.99.

Promising review: “I didn’t think I needed a silk scrunchie until I finally tried these ones. Totally worth it imo and I definitely feel a difference between using these scrunchies versus regular cotton scrunchies! They have the prettiest sheen and are so cute to even just keep on your wrists.” —Abbie Joy

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A super-chill penguin you can fill with baking soda to keep your fridge odor-free and fresh. It’s cuter *and* takes up less space than a box of baking soda.


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And it’ll save you money in the long run, since you don’t need to use a whole box!

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

Promising review: “Do I need a little penguin to hold baking soda in my fridge? No. Am I glad I have one? Yes. This is one impulse buy my wife was thrilled about. Nothing beats baking soda to de-stink the fridge and this little guy turns an ugly necessity into a whimsical joy.” —Pastor John

Me on my way to get things DONE, thanks to these products:


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