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A Revlon hot air brush to help you go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes.

The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

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 $27+ (available in four colors).



The Wand, a mini handheld filter that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. This lil’ guy is designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. It’s also supposed to revive oxidized wine so you don’t have to toss an open bottle.


Promising review: “OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me.” —Penny Froh

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.



Or wine drops if you’re looking for a more discreet option. These do the same thing as the wands but strangers won’t stare at you wondering what tf you’re doing.


Promising review: “This product was really amazing. I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon and never write a review, however this product is worth writing one. I’ve used the Wand as well and like it, however the biggest drawback of the Wand is having to explain why I’m using it to others and causing undue attention. This is a quick solution to that issue. The product itself works great. I get bad headaches whenever I drink wine, however with this product I’m able to drink two to three glasses without the headaches. I’m not sure exactly what causes the headaches, whether it’s tannins, sulfites, etc., however I just know this cures the issue. I’m sure there are those who are skeptical, I certainly was, but I can truly say it works for me and hopefully others will find success using it as well.” —luke

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.



A hyaluronic acid serum because it is really freaking cold outside and this will give your skin a much-needed boost of hydration. Reviewers with sensitive skin rave about this serum, saying it’s never irritated their skin and has reduced redness, pore size, and frequency of breakouts — aka the Triple Crown of skincare.

Promising review: I was skeptical at first but fully committed now.

+ only 1/4 of the bottle in and my skin looks better

+ feels smooth

+ no redness and less acne scars

+ little to no breakout even during my cycle

+ absorb fast

+ moisturizing

I used it in the morning and before sleeping at night 😍” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.70.



A sushi-making kit for anyone battling the urge to order delivery sushi…for the third time this week. This kit comes with everything you need (minus the rice, fish, and add-ins), and reviewers say it’s easy to learn, even for first-time sushi chefs.

Promising review: “Oh my goodness! This product was so easy to use! Well worth the money! I’m always skeptical on buying products like this because I’m not always sure on the reviews; I hate wasting money. If you’re on the hunt to find the right tools to make your own sushi I definitely recommend buying this product!” —Jamie

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.



An exfoliating lip brush to loosen dead skin flakes from your pout. It’s double sided; one side is for scrubbing and the other is to stimulate circulation in your lips to make them appear fuller.


Promising review: I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the buy button. My lips were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried-and-true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn’t help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. And it was so easy to clean the brush afterwards. Where has this thing been all my life? I don’t think I can live without it now.” —Double-J

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).



A mold and mildew remover so you can finally be free of those unsightly black splotches on your tile grout.

Don’t forget the cleaning gloves unless you want your hands to reek of bleach.

Promising review: I was skeptical but bought it anyway. I was amazed. It really, truly works on removing stains and mold and mildew from bathroom tile grout. An amazing product. Wish I had found this cleaner sooner.” —Linda Sharpe

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.



A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum that’ll suck up pet hair with ease. It has a special rubber nozzle designed to trap every piece of loose fur.

Promising review: “Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That’s why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I’ve seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the ‘before’ picture was taken of my dog’s bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the ‘after’ picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I’ve NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI.” —Luka Chan

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.



An AHA peeling solution so you can gently exfoliate your skin without harsh microbeads that are bad for your skin and the environment. It contains glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid, a combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) that reduce pore congestion and resurface the skin.,

Promising review: A perfect dupe for Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial!!! This is a fraction of the $80 price tag of Babyfacial. This brand is a godsend!!! Science does not lie. I was skeptical at first because it’s so inexpensive, but it’s real and it works!!!! Invest the time and make a routine based on your skin type, The Ordinary makes it easy, and you won’t need to invest a lot money but you will get the results!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.30.



A pair of waterproof dog shoes to protect your precious pupper’s paw pads from salt, ice, and snow that can cut their feet and get trapped in their foot fur.,

Promising review: I was so skeptical that my dog would actually wear these, but I put them on and immediately took him out to play fetch. Once he realized that he could run and jump with them on, he was sold. It snowed a few days later and we put them on again and ended up walking six miles without any sore or red spots on his feet after. I did make it a point to not laugh at him and only put them on for fun stuff. He’s getting to the point where he knows they mean fun and will even give me his paws so I can put them on. You have to make sure that you tighten them enough, but once they are on, they should stay. I will be ordering another pair if these get run through.” —emiliey

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in seven sizes, two colors, and two styles).



A handheld steamer, because everyone hates realizing the one shirt they want to wear is balled up and wrinkled.

Promising review: “I looove this thing. It’s so much easier than ironing and faster. I also really appreciate the glove and the storage bag that comes with it. I was skeptical at first when I saw how small the steamer is, but it heats up almost instantly and produces a good steady steam.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.17.

My colleague tested and reviewed the PurSteam Elite Mini Steamer, saying, “wrinkles, you have met your match!”



A pack of reusable toaster bags so you can satisfy your 2 a.m. grilled cheese cravings in minutes. This sure beats making it in a pan…and then having to clean said pan.


Promising review: “I bought this for my elderly mom who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I was skeptical that this bag on the toaster would work but it did! The only thing I would suggest is after you toast the sandwich, let it sit for a few minutes so the cheese melts better. I prepared it and gave it to her straight away. Bread was toasted on the outside. Clean up was easy. All in all impressive!” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.



A Foreo Luna Mini 2 for gently exfoliating your skin without leaving it red, raw, or tight. Wave goodbye to your dead skin cells and the day’s waterproof makeup.

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Promising review: I was very skeptical about this product, but I read a lot of great positive reviews on how well it works and decided to give it a try since the idea of not having to purchase brush head replacements highly appealed to me. I work in cosmetics and wear a lot of makeup daily; this machine did wonders for my skin. It removed about 90% of the makeup with maybe a tiny residue left that I easily went over with a waterproof makeup remover. I am sold on the Foreo and now recommend it to everyone. I even purchased a second one for my husband.” —Andrea Sandoval

Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in eight colors).

Read our in-depth review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 for more deets.



A natural shoe deodorizer spray to get rid of the funk from your work flats. It’s made with essential oils and smells like lemon and eucalyptus so you’ll probably want to spray it around the rest of your house, too.

Promising review: I’m normally highly skeptical of ‘natural’ type products when it comes to matters of cleaning and related fields. But after years of white powders, aerosol sprays, and other more synthetic-type approaches to shoe odor issues failed to get the job done, I followed reviews to Lumi’s Natural Shoe Deodorizer and decided to give it a shot… And WOW! Following the first application (sprayed in notoriously stinky shoes the night before I planned to wear them), any trace of previously stubborn and offending odor was 100% eliminated and stayed that way all day (despite wearing the shoes on an all-day hike in 95 degree heat). Finally removing these sweat-drenched shoes at day’s end, I expected at least some stink to return, but no! The shoes merely had a pleasantly faint residual smell of the Lumi spray itself, and both my socks and feet were neutrally odorless. ” —RKJ

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.



A cat carrier so you can travel with and groom your kitters without issue. If your cat has decided that their carrier is Public Enemy No. 1, this bag is a good alternative and is designed to keep your cat calm with it’s roominess and heads-out design.,

Promising review: I was skeptical like many others, but this bag is magical, I think! The cats fought over who got to sit/sleep on it straight out of the package, and they don’t mind being zipped up in it at all! I used it two days ago to cut their nails — first time I was able to cut them by myself! There are two Velcro slots at the front on each side for their paws to come out. This morning, I used the bag to apply medicine to their ears by myself…super easy! It’s made of a heavyweight-type fabric that keeps their feet secure so they don’t run away, and protects you from their sharp nails. No, it doesn’t protect you from biting, but I don’t know of anything reasonable that does. But for normal cats, who just don’t like to be ‘fiddled’ with, this bag is a godsend. I highly recommend it!” —K. Zainea

Get it from Amazon for $38.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).



A stainless steel tongue scraper to banish bad bacteria and improve stinky breath. This way you won’t suffer the embarrassment of someone offering you a breath mint., Amazon

Promising review: I was a bit skeptical about this because I thought it was just a glorified metal stick for $7. My tongue would be pretty dirty and white, and could never really be fully cleaned with a toothbrush. After purchasing and using it, I only wish I got it sooner, and it’s one of my best purchases. It is just a single piece of metal but it has a an edge that’s just sharp enough to scrape all the nasty stuff off without hurting. It takes a few days to get used to but I don’t have much problem using it to clean deep in the back of my tongue. It’s easy to clean and all the dirt rinses right off. I would highly recommend this; there’s really nothing else that has done a good as a job cleaning my tongue.” —Alan

Get it from Amazon for $6.95.



A hair finishing stick that’ll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It’s basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.

Promising review: I was skeptical of products like this, but I figured it was cheap enough to try. I’m SO glad I did! I always have what I call ‘fluh fluhs’ coming out of the part on my head and no matter how many times I wet them down they stick straight up again. This product sticks them down and they stay down! The only caution I would give is that there’s a little learning curve of how hard to press the wand to your hair. I find that I need a very light touch or I get too much of the product in my hair, which then looks a little greasy. If you wipe the brush as you pull it out you should be ok — just like mascara! Great buy!” —tinyntuff

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.



A set of kegel weights for helping not only with incontinence but also potentially making sex easier, less painful, and more enjoyable. These are especially great for people who’ve just given birth, though anyone can benefit from strengthening their pelvic floor muscles.

Promising review: I was skeptical. I have the sneeze and pee issue. It’s ridiculous and embarrassing. I read the reviews on this and decided to give it a try. After a week or so of using them (15 minutes or more a day), I noticed a difference. I’m on the fourth color and now when I sneeze, no wee. Yay!” —Steph

Get a set of six weights from Amazon for $49.99.

Promising review: “Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed.” —PersianTess

Get it from Amazon for $6.67.



An exfoliating gel cleanser because it’ll 1. remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face with its exfoliating molecules 2. penetrate deeply with AHAs to purify your pores and stimulate collagen production and 3. firm and brighten your skin with pomegranate enzymes.,

Promising review: “I LOVE this exfoliator! I was skeptical but it really cleans my skin and doesn’t dry me out or burn my skin. I have combo skin and it is great. It makes my makeup blend easier on my skin. I love it so much, I tried it on my husband’s oily skin and he was impressed. I will be buying more from this line for sure.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $28.



A flea and tick shampoo if you want to decimate the flea and tick population in your pet’s fur ASAP. It’s gentle enough for pups with sensitive skin, plus it’ll leave your fur boy smelling delightful and fresh.,

Promising review: I was highly skeptical given A. This is just shampoo B. Most of the reviews mentioned fleas and not ticks C. My dog was FULL of ticks… I mean at least 15-20 that I could see. I would have to warn you, that after using this shampoo, keep your dog OUTSIDE for 24 to 48 hours. I did not. In fact, I came home to a plethora of dead ticks in my living room. Dead ticks EVERYWHERE. I counted at least 10 little ones.. and the big ones… dear god… my dog found them before i could and burst them… leaving blood everywhere. That day will forever be known as the Tick Massacre of 2016.” —sharon atkins

Get it from Amazon for $9.79.



A Wet Brush so detangling your hair is a lot less painful. Though they’re designed for wet hair, they work just as well on dry hair.

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Promising review: “OK, I was skeptical. I’ve used all sorts of brushes on my hair all my life and never had any make any big difference on my easily tangled hair. I still don’t understand what the difference is with this brush, but it just glides so effortlessly through my wet, tangled hair — it’s like magic! After so many years of struggling with my hair and using conditioning sprays to help speed the process, it’s crazy that this brush just goes right through!” —L. H. Christenson

Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in four colors).



A foot peel mask if you want before and after photos that’ll make you feel a bit queasy. I mean… *insert Will Smith tada meme*.

Promising review: “Oh my gosh, can I just say I am COMPLETELY mind blown and AMAZED!!! I’ve always had super calloused feet because I walk around barefoot often, or without socks. Nothing ever seems to work for me. This product had me skeptical given my history, but I figured it was worth a shot. I’m getting married soon and, well, I’m sure he’d rather feel soft feet than nasty, cracked, calloused feet. So I used the ‘mask’ this past Monday. It is now Sunday, almost a week to the day later. I’ve been concerned that I once again wasted money. I was preparing for a second treatment tomorrow. My feet are BAD, so I figured nothing could help me, but I’d do what the company recommended and try re-treating one week after. But all of the sudden the dead skin is coming off!!!

Folks, its WORKING!!!! Even the most awfully calloused feet WILL benefit from this!! Trust me!!” —JeepGirl78

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.95.



An oven cleaner for de-gunking the last five years’ worth of meals from the sides and bottom.,

Promising review: “This product is amazing. I have tried the regular strength Easy-Off and was disappointed so when I came across this I was skeptical, but after reading the views, I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did; this did wonders for my oven. Cleaned all the stuck-on spots that other cleaners missed with ease. I let it sit for two hours and tested a small section and I was pleased with the results so far so i let it sit overnight and almost all of it came off with no problem. I did have to scrub some off but not like other products. This is a life saver.” —trisha skubisz

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.



A skin-healing supplement you sprinkle in your cat’s or dog’s food, because your pets deserve a sleek, shiny coat. Reviewers say it’s a fabulous treatment option for regrowing fur and can help keep hair moisturized, lush, and glossy.


Promising review: “This stuff works! My silver lab was losing fur on both sides of his torso (color dilute alopecia) so I researched a bit and found this item. He had lost so much fur on his sides that you could see his skin. I was skeptical it would live up to all the good reviews but I was desperate. Not only did it work, but it exceeded my expectations! After about three weeks of daily use I started to notice a difference. After six weeks, not only had his fur totally grown back, but it was thicker and shinier than ever. People have started commenting on how soft and shiny his fur is! I can’t recommend this product strongly enough!” —Michelle Elliott

Get it from Amazon for $15.77.



An at-home teeth whitening kit that’ll help lighten your smile and is a heck of a lot cheaper than a trip to the dentist. This set comes with a comfortable custom fit tray and an LED light so you can chill with your favorite show while your teeth whiten. If you use it consistently, you can expect a set of pearly whites that are two to eight shades whiter than before.,

Promising review: “This is amazing quality; I’m surprised it worked especially with the price. I was so scared and skeptical since I have extremely sensitive teeth! The first few times you feel like some stains were lifted and others weren’t, so you think it looks blotchy. Don’t be scared; its lifting the really bad stains first!! And the blotchiness you feel is there but goes away after the next treatment. It worked in four days; i saw the difference in my teeth. No Photoshop needed! I’m continuing to use it and reordering refills :)” —Angela G ♡

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.,

Promising review: I was initially skeptical of how well this kit would work (I mean, it was only $20!) and I wasn’t sure if the foggy-ness on my headlights was inside the lens or on the outside. But after seeing it for myself, I am now a believer! Seriously though, for $20, it makes it look like you basically have a brand new pair of lights! It is *so* worth the purchase. I’d highly recommend it, and whenever it wears off, I will certainly be purchasing another kit and doing this again.” —Kysondra

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.



A pack of reusable wool dryer balls that’ll help you ditch dryer sheets and expensive softeners. The result: super soft clothes that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Each ball should last you roughly 2,000 washes, which means fewer runs to the store and more lazy days at home.


Promising review: I LOVE these dryer balls! Phenomenal quality and I am very impressed. I was hesitant and a little skeptical at first, and it only took ONE load of laundry for me to be a believer. The toughest load (king-sized duck down duvet) is the one I tried first. ONE cycle in my dryer and six of these = completely dry. I am blown away! My sister-in-law has a fancy high-efficiency machine and her dryer took over eight cycles to partially dry my duvet. My dryer and these balls took one. Every other load since is easily dry in 35 minutes tops, whereas before everything would still be a little damp or I would find random articles of clothing that didn’t get completely dry. I barely notice a difference in sound, if at all (some people complain they can hear the balls in there). They are quality balls, I could tell when I handled them out of the package. I put a few drops of lavender on them and can smell my laundry, so yummy! They are also a perfect size, not too small or too large. Four does a normal to large load fine, and six does larger or bulky loads great! The price is much lower than so many listings on Amazon, and yet these are better quality than many of those listings! Buy these, you will not be sorry!” —Miranda

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99.



A nail grinder for trimming your pup’s claws so you can cuddle without getting scratches all over your legs and arms. It’s super quiet and smooth, which is ideal for dogs who get spooked by regular nail clippers.

Promising review: “Wow!! I was skeptical but let me tell you, this nail grinder is AMAZING!! It is the only tool that is strong enough to quickly grind my GSD’s thick nails short. My dog does not like getting groomed and hates getting his nails clipped. I once clipped his nail too short and have been too scared to try again since then (and also because he gets anxious). Not anymore thanks to this tool. It took me only 15 minutes to grind all of his nails down short enough that they don’t make a sound anymore when he walks. Thank you Dremel!! You officially saved my life :)” —I.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.



An antifungal tea tree balm that’ll help treat basically any somewhat embarrassing skin condition you can think of: athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and even just dry skin.

Promising review: “It’s been great to use for tons of things other than fungal problems. I was a little skeptical essential oils would do the trick, but this pushed me to do a little more research. The tea tree oil is at a high enough concentration that it is a very mild analgesic and overall it seems to help my skin recover, so I’ve been using it on cuts/scrapes once they’ve started closing. I’ve also had some luck using it to control underarm odor that is usually pretty difficult to control (I usually need to use products with aluminum). The last thing I’ll mention is a little embarrassing, but up until I used this I had trouble completely controlling or getting rid of belly button odor (I recently lost weight and all that loose skin means a cave of a belly button, so just cleaning it in the shower and when I washed my face at night wasn’t doing it). I slap a little bit of this stuff in there at night and no more problem!” —Grant Syrin

Get it from Amazon for $34.97.



A bed wedge if you love your partner but their snoring is seriously ruining your sleep. It props up your upper body while you sleep and may reduce back and neck pain as well as snoring.

Promising review: “My husband used to snore like a freight train and would wake me up multiple times during the night. He even began snoring when he rolled over onto his ‘good’ side. We tried nasal strips, we used a humidifier, we tried two or three different firmness type bed pillows and NOTHING worked. It had gotten so bad that I would just sleep in the living room recliner instead of dealing with the snoring. He is the one who found this on Amazon and I was 100% skeptical. OMG I love this thing! Sometimes I will have to wake my husband up and have him scoot up a bit farther on the pillow because he is lightly snoring, but still that is NOTHING compared to before.” —Monica B.

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.



A pro lens kit to help you capture every ‘gram-worthy moment in high definition, which will basically make up for you not having an iPhone 11 Pro.,

It comes with both a 15x macro lens (for close-up shots) and a 45x wide angle lens as well as a rechargeable LED light clip, a charging cable, a lanyard, a cleaning cloth, and a case. Both lenses are compatible with all single and dual-camera phones (this includes all iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and Note phones, the Google Pixels, Huawei, and more).

Promising review: “GUYS. I FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT WIDE LENS. I got a cheaper one and the quality was so bad and the edges were black, BUT XENVO IS PERFECT. Easy to put on the phone (I have the iPhone XS) and they give you the macro lens, a light (it comes in handy!) and a freaking travel kit with a lanyard. I actually lost my lanyard but I emailed them and they will be sending me a new one for free. I’m so happy I made the choice to buy it. I was a bit skeptical, but it was completely worth it.” —Judith

Get it from Amazon for $39.99., Amazon

Promising review: “Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant…these things work! I was hella skeptical because my thighs are resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. I wore them while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn’t believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved; not a chub-rub in sight and they’re so feminine and romantic-looking that I didn’t even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating.” —OceanHips

Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six sizes and 14 styles).


Welp, I’m convinced! ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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