40 Awesome And Very Useful Products I Think Your Life Is Missing Out On

40 Awesome And Very Useful Products I Think Your Life Is Missing Out On

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1.

A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep your hair from frizzing, your skin from breaking out, and your dreams sweet.


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

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

2.

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


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

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in black).

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


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This lil’ guy has a 1/3-cup capacity and is dishwasher safe.

Promising review: “These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate.” —Gael Fulcer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.68.

4.

A suuuuuuuper duper small spatula made to get into the nooks and crannies of your best beauty products and remove every last drop so when you run out last minute (it always happens on the busiest days!!!), you’re still ~covered~.


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Promising review: “Fantastic product. I’m able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money’s worth out it. Already bought more as gifts.” —HMSK

Get it from Amazon for $6.

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

5.

A white and gold makeup brush set I don’t think your vanity is ready for. And your other makeup brushes? They don’t stand a chance with these stunners around. Just peep that fluffiness!


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Promising review: “LOOOOOVE!!!! 💕 SO glad these brushes didn’t disappoint! I’ve used my fair share of brushes over the years, they are either too soft and useless or too prickly. These brushes are PERFECT! The bristles don’t shed and are SO soft but firm so they don’t mess you up while applying your makeup. And, they are SO beautiful upon display.” —Solgat Squad

Get a 15-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

6.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $7.01.

7.

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


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

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

Get a set of four from Uncommon Goods for $17.

8.

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


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

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

9.

A magnetic rack so you can keep just your prettiest spices visible and accessible. (The other no-so-cute jars can stay hidden in the cabinets.)


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Promising review: “I freaking love these things. I needed to clean out a spice drawer and was looking for something clean, sleek, and modern to hold my eight or so most used spices within reach. These have a really strong magnet on the back and hold four tiny mason jars of spices beautifully on the side of my fridge. I bought two and have four jars in each one. I could probably stuff eight jars in one rack, but I like them spread out a bit. This is just so much cuter than anything else I found. These look way more expensive than they are, and this is cheaper than the price on Food52 where I originally found them. Highly recommend!” —Alyssa M.

Get it from Amazon for $17.86.

10.

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


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Get a set of two on sale from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $12.99 (originally $18.99).


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*Root beer is trash! Sorry.

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

12.

A set of TWO cute watches — one trendy and one ~timeless~ so you always have an option for whatever look your going for that day.


QVC

Get it from QVC for $50 (available in three style options).

13.

A mold and mildew remover that’ll destroy any stain in its path — I would know, this is (sadly) my shower:


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OK, before you go and judge me, I’d like to defend myself and say that my building is really old. When I moved into my apartment, it looked like there hadn’t been repairs since the ’60s, and that included re-caulking the bathtub. I tried bleach and every type of shower cleaner at the store, but nothing removed the mold and mildew stains that had been there for like, 40 years. UNTIL I BOUGHT THIS INCREDIBLE MAGIC GEL. The before and after pictures speak for themselves, and were taken after only one treatment.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

14.

An ice tray with a spill-proof silicone lid so you can store the tray sideways or at an angle — and walk from the sink to the freezer without sloshing all over the place.


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AND it’ll keep your cubes from getting that funky freezer smell.

Promising review: “Do you feel the need to research even the smallest purchases before you commit? Well then, this is the review for you, because I spent a solid hour researching ice cube trays upon moving into my new apartment. Amazon reviewers, you’ve done it again! I have owned this ice cube tray for approximately four months and I have loved every day we’ve had together. I’ve considered inviting people into my home and offering them a glass of water just so they can watch in awe as I peel back the silicone top and cool the crap out of their drink. The ice cubes taste like fresh ice and the name does not lie — these ice cubes DO NOT SPILL. I sometimes turn it upside down in my freezer just to spice things up.” —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+.

16.

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


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

Get a six-piece from Amazon for $14.99.


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

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

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

18.

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


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

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (also available in an alien head mold).


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Promising review: “I travel for work and prefer to carry my bag with me on the plan. This disrupted my daily skincare routine since I couldn’t carry on some of the products that I use (especially my facial scrub which was over four ounces). With these portable travel bottles, it’s very easy to squeeze the thick product into the bottle and very easy to squeeze it out! I was worried that the bottles would explode or leak but I have been using them for a few weeks and have not had any issues.” —Connie Soeder

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

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A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder to make certain your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.


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It has an adhesive backing that’ll stick to your walls and doors. If you’re a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $2.99.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

21.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $5.52.

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


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

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

Get it from Amazon for $12.65.

23.

A double-wall thermal water bottle guaranteed to become your new best friend. Seriously, you’ll end up taking this thing to work, the gym, home — repeat.


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Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $28.99.

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


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

Get a pair from Amazon for $12.99+ (also available in clear and cobalt blue).

25.

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


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Only compatible with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS Max, XS, X, 8, 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10 S9 S8, Note 10, and Note 9.

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

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

26.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six colors).

27.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

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


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Here’s more from that reader:

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $8.25.

29.

A pimple patch for when you feel a zit comin’ on. Just apply over the bump and the patch will draw out sebum and reduce irritation like some type of skin sorcery. Take a peep for yourself (sorry):


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Promising review: “I’m sorry if the picture is too graphic but I wanted to show how well this product works. It pulled out my whitehead in one piece and didn’t leave me with red/irritated area. It doesn’t blend well on the skin to go out in public with as other brands but this brand was definitely the most effective!” —Jessenia

Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50+.

30.

Organic wool dryer balls that’ll save you money (they’re less wasteful than dryer sheets) and make your things feel and smell like heaven every darn day.


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AND they’ll last up to 1,000 uses! Considering I never want to do my laundry, that’s a long freakin’ time.

Promising review: “These are wonderful and really do work. I have been using them for over two months constantly and they haven’t broken down at all yet. We have a household of three adults. Everything comes out soft and static-free without harsh chemicals and fragrances that cause skin irritations. So happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend!” —Dl

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.


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Black thumb, who?

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

Get it from Amazon for $21.49.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

33.

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


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

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

Get them on Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 style/colors).

34.

A pack of conversation-sparking cards that’ll help break the ice at any group function. No more awkward comments about the weather!


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Promising review: “We used these at our wedding and the guests loved them! We placed 11 cards on each table to help create conversation for guests who didn’t know many people at the wedding.” —ohanawave

Get it from Amazon for $25.

35.

Deodorant wipes so you’re always prepared whenever your underarms become underattack.


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Promising review: “These are so much better than trying to use baby wipes to freshen up. I like the beachy scent and they are perfect for use after work or the gym.” —Catherine

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three scents).

And check out our picks for the best natural deodorant on BuzzFeed Reviews.

36.

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


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

Get them on Amazon for $6.95.

37.

An ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker that’ll let you create your own flavors. Just think, candies, cookies, fruits, nuts — oh, the options are endless.


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Get it from the BuzzFeed’s Tasty / Cuisinart line at HSN for $39.99 (also available in blue and white).

38.

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


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

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

39.

An apple-shaped mat perfect for deep-cleaning your makeup brushes — it might just inspire you to wash them more often.


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Promising review: “I have a lot of brushes and it took no time at all to clean them and they rinsed thoroughly! I just used a drop or two of Dawn dish soap then rubbed/scrubbed them on the mat. There are suction cups on the bottom but when I cleaned my makeup blenders I did have to hold the mat. I wasn’t annoyed at all though, because they came completely clean! You know how certain foundations can stain and I hadn’t washed mine for a while. Long story short, buy this. You won’t regret it.” —Pam C

Get it on Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

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


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

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

Get it from Amazon for $78.86.

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

Hopefully your life juuuust got a smidge better.


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