Jun 15, 2023
42 Things From Our Posts Other Readers Have Tried And Loved, So Now It's Your Turn
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.
Smart, fun finds readers just like you absolutely l-o-v-e, so you know you'll like it too.
"I forgot which post it was but it had these heart-shaped glasses from Amazon, best purchase ever. I wear them all the time get compliments on them and they honestly make an appearance on a lot of my Instagram posts!" —christineh491a2795d, from when we asked the BuzzFeed Community for the best products they found in our posts. (At the time I wrote that post, though, the sunglasses were sold out!)
Get a pair on Amazon for $5.49+ (available in six colors and multi-packs).
"I bought the squeegee broom and it did wonders for getting hair (both mine and my cats) out of the carpet, carpet looks great now!" —socks1234, from this roundup of hall-of-fame products
It features rubber bristles along one edge, and if you flip it, a wide rubber squeegee on the other — some reviewers find the squeegee side is more effective on carpet than the bristles, so could be worth a try! Oh, and the handle telescopes 36–60 inches, so you can store it easily but also like, use it to squeegee off high windows if necessary.
Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (also available with a collapsible handle).
"The Fanola no yellow shampoo is AMAZING! I live in the country with very hard well water and within one month of getting it done, my hair was a brassy mess. Two washes with the shampoo and it looks even brighter than when it was freshly done! I didn't find it drying when used with the Fanola Restructuring conditioner." —lizizcool, from cheap solutions to expensive problems
"My results weren't quite as dramatic as the photos, but it's still by far the best purple shampoo I've ever used. It's so powerful that it'll even turn my fingers purple if I don't wash it off quickly! Love it and totally worth the price!" —brituhny
You just leave it on for 1–3 minutes (any longer and it can dye your hair lavender! Which is also cool, you do you) once a week. And if you want to avoid staining your nails, remember to wear gloves when you do it!
Get it on Amazon for $15.99.
"Those little acne patches are no joke. Even on the rare occasion that they don’t get all the gunk out, they help immensely by reducing redness and swelling and generally making the pesky zit much less angry. I’ll feel one coming on at night, slap one on, and the lil' bugger is tamed by morning!" —margaritaluv, from this roundup of hall-of-fame products
FYI, hydrocolloid patches work best on acne filled with pus (aka whiteheads), and not necessarily so well on that deep-set hormonal acne.
Get it on Amazon: a pack of 36 patches for $11.97 or 72 patches for $21.99.
"I just got the Debrox based on this article and got a clump of wax that had been blocking my hearing for weeks. It's only a dollar more for the version with a bill syringe in it, so don't buy one separate (you can use a baby one if you already have it)." —stephaniesm, from products that basically pay for themselves
The kit comes with removal drops and an ear syringe. Not to dissuade you from going to the doc, of course; if you have major wax impaction or some other mystery thing stuck in your ear, then please do go! But if you're like me and just know this happens to you every once in a while, it totally does work — I use these drops then rinse with a bulb every few months when my hearing's slightly muffled by wax, and it's always cleared everything out.
Get a pack with both pieces from Amazon for $8.29.
"I love those Olly gummies. I only chew one and it's just enough to help me fall asleep. I will chew two if I'm having anxiety issues and I'm always amazed by how well they work. And they taste amazing." —kshepp10, from this sleep problem-solving products roundup
"I used the Olly’s Sleep Gummies for the first time when I was visiting NYC. I wanted a sleep aid to help me fall asleep with all the background noise in the city. They work incredibly well!" —betherick85, from travel products flight attendants swear by
BTW, some Amazon reviewers report their gummies arriving melted, so if you live somewhere hot, consider finding these at a local store, instead.
Get a pouch of 50 gummies from Amazon for $11.99.
Learn more about the link between melatonin and sleep at the National Sleep Foundation.
"I got a pair of those leggings a couple of years ago on a whim when they did a promo on Facebook where you only pay shipping. Three years later and they are without a doubt the best leggings I have. I bought a new pair just so I could have two since I love working out in them. They breathe just fine so you don't overheat but you can still wear them in the cold (above freezing, they're not thermal). They're high-waisted (at least the ones I ordered are), they don't slip down, and they don't stretch out; you can definitely rewear them before washing. My older ones have actually gotten better as the years have gone by. Also, they come in a ton of different sizes so people of all shapes can enjoy them.
"TL;DR: These are, in my opinion, the best leggings on the market." —akerkhoff, from products made from recycled plastic and paper
It's made from 79% rPET (recycled PET, or #1, plastic; in this case, it's water bottles collected and processed in Taiwan). These are a good candidate for the Guppyfriend Washing Bag, which helps catch microplastics before they get rinsed out in your wastewater.
Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $78 (available in sizes XXS–6XL, three inseam lengths, six regular colors, and two limited colors).
Promising review: "I honestly was skeptical. I had tried everything to get the hard water stains off my shower. CLR, metal scrubbing pads, vinegar, and many other things. I thought I'd end up having to replace all the faucets, doors, etc.
I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good....It's that good. It's better than good. It's crazy how good it is.My shower looks better than new. It took rust stains off tile. It took years of hard water scale buildup off in seconds. It is literally a miracle product." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
"I second the power bank! I bought one for a trip to Disneyland that kept both mine and my husband’s phones charged through the whole day, and he recently bought another as backup power for his video camera. They’re really amazing and hold sooooo much charge!" —ericag476c06e05, from travel products flight attendants swear by
This comes with a Micro USB cable (to charge the charger) and a travel pouch.
Get it on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).
"I love the kitty night-light. I just got a similar one for my daughter and she loves it!" —mistymgrage
"Both my kids have one. They are awesome." —rachelk4c30fa345, both from Stocking Stuffers That Are Almost Too Cute To Use
Get it from Amazon for $17.99.
"I actually have the Baby Yoda night-light already! 💡 😃 It’s the only night-light in the house. We have it in the hallway leading to the bathroom so that no one trips in the middle of the night." —rebashasta, from the best gifts to give in 2021
Heather, an editor here at BuzzFeed, also owns this and says: "I am admittedly obsessed with 'The Child' and can't get enough of him — that includes letting him reign over my bathroom at night in the form of the night-light."
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four styles).
"The caffeinated mints! I can’t live without them now." —HannahLollol, from this roundup of products people found in our posts and loved
"Yes! I love them." —blaker40c566b26, in reply to HannahLollol's comment
They're sugar (and aspartame) free, zero calories, and contain a B vitamin complex that could help give you even more energy. And of course they are vegan and gluten-, wheat-, and dairy-free.
Get them from Amazon: six tins of 20 mints for $21.99 (120 mints; available in three flavors).
"OMG Lip Bar yessss this is the real deal." —cperryrun, from this roundup of before and after photos
My colleague Kayla Boyd swears by their formula, too; she says: "I use The Lip Bar's matte liquid lipsticks often and the formula is truly incredible. It hardly budges at all throughout the day, the pigment is bomb, AND it doesn't dry out my lips at all — which is really difficult to find in a matte lipstick."
The Lip Bar is a Black woman–owned small business based in Detroit, Michigan, and all of their products are vegan and cruelty-free. And besides lipstick, they make face and eye makeup as well!
Get it from The Lip Bar for $14 (available in 19 shades) or Target for $13.99 (available in fifteen shades).
"I thought I would take a shot on these blackout stickers since they weren't that expensive. I was SO delighted with my purchase! I couldn't have imagined.
"I keep a fan on when I sleep — it has a row of lights that no longer bother me. My power strip for charging my phone/tablet/watch/headphones — completely dark. Every penny of this purchase I consider well spent, and I literally only did two things with it. Cannot recommend enough!" —sitkal
"I bought them based on one of these reviews and absolutely love them. I haven't had any issues with them not sticking." —sitkal, from this sleep problem-solving products roundup
These dim 50%–80% of the light, so the rest of the day you still know that everything's working the way it's supposed to! Although if you prefer, you can double 'em to block even more light, or go for the ~blackout edition~. They're completely removable and leave no residue behind, too! I use them on my own stuff at home — the microwave, the internet router — and they work exactly the way they say they do.
Get a sheet of over 100 stickers in different shapes and sizes on Amazon for $1.49. If you have a big clock face you'd like to dim, also check out a similar product that you cut to size, $9.99 for two 6-inch-by-3-inch sheets.
"Barkeepers Friend is the real deal!" —b492e17612, from a roundup of things people bought from our posts and loved
It's bleach free, but can remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from all kinds of surfaces, like stainless steel (those pans you accidentally scorched!), porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, Corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum. That means it cleans all kinds of things in your kitchen (the grimy stove top! The yucky sink!) PLUS basically everything in your bathroom: sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout.
Get it from Amazon for $6.78.
To help keep track of them, you get a wireless charging case that can give the earbuds about 14 hours of power (the earbuds can play for a little over four hours with each full charge).
Promising review: "I saw that these TOZO T10 5.0 were featured on BuzzFeed as having great reviews, and were cheap, so I took a chance. The price is unbeatable. I LOVE these things. The sound quality is excellent, they’re easy to operate, and I’m really dancing around the house again. Even though I hate exercise’s guts passionately, I’m getting exercise without even trying. I have also successfully answered calls, and the sound is crystal clear. I extremely recommend these if you want to dip your toe in the world of smartphone earbuds, without breaking the bank, this is a great option. Give them a go. For this price you can’t go wrong." —Just A Narwhal
Get it from Amazon $23.99+ (available in five colors).
"I didn’t know the Lovepop cards were on Shark Tank! I have bought my mom one for Mother’s Day the past two years. They are so beautiful, and she keeps them popped open on a shelf. I’ll be buying more!" —katit3, from this roundup of Shark Tank products
"The Lovepop cards are kind of my fiancé's signature card. He orders one any time he has a special occasion to mark. They are always so beautiful and pretty and delicate and intricate that they automatically make you feel special. Something that a dollar-store card will never accomplish. It's not the money it's the art." —thedistancetohere222, from the same Shark Tank roundup
Get the Mandalorian Grogu card for $7, and browse Lovepop's full card selection, all on Amazon.
"I have number 8; I bought it in an XL (I’m usually a 14/16) and it fits great!! Everybody’s always surprised when I say I got it on Amazon. The elastic in the sleeves broke tho so just be careful — but I like it like that because it’s almost like bell sleeves now." —shaynep445f89de7, from this roundup of fall dresses from Amazon
Get it from Amazon for $12.80+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 31 colors).
"I swear by the Paint Brush Cover. I work as a painter and it makes clean up so much easier. I just put my brush or roller in a cover and I'm done. I have five brush covers and three or four roller covers." —juliew21, from this roundup of Shark Tank products
Get them from Amazon: $13.90 for a pack of two of the 1/2"–3" brush version or shop all their products at their Amazon store.
"I stupid love those recycled pens. They write so well! Pilot knows what’s up." —nicolep8, from a roundup of products that replace disposable plastic
PLUS you can easily buy refills for them instead of buying new pens every time one runs out. (Or just recycle the pens again without the ink).
Get the pack of five colors for $9.09 (also available in packs of a dozen). And if colors aren't your thing, check out a dozen box of these pens with black ink for $18.13, both on Amazon.
The translucent pieces make it easy to build cool 3D creations thanks to the magnets on their edges. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
"I second Magna-Tiles. We got a huge set as a gift and we play with them all the time. They also travel well and have kept our 2-year-old occupied at or near family dinner tables." —gracieappelt, from this roundup of toys that keep kids busy for hours
"Agreed — my 3-year-old’s absolute favorite toy." —Ellet1110, replying to gracieappelt
Get it from Amazon for $49.99 for a 32-piece set or $119.99 for a 100-piece set.
"Crystal Bar Soap is the best! I've used tons of their soaps and bath bombs, and have an entire shelf display in my house of crystals I've collected from their products over the years. Their founder, Kat, is the absolute sweetest too. <3" —GhoulKidRae, from this roundup of local and small businesses we love
My colleague Heather Braga also loves these; here's what she had to say: "One of my favorite small shops has always been Crystal Bar Soap. They specialize in, you guessed it, soaps filled with crystals (!!!) but they also sell bath bombs, bath salts, and body butter. I personally have many of their soaps, as I love a good crystal, and have given them as gifts. I love that each one is handmade and includes a stone you can keep forever even after you've finished washing-up with the soap itself. The 'Spirit of Eternity' bar is one of my faves, thanks to the mystical opalite crystal embedded in it. Not to mention, the bars of soap are STUNNING. When Aladdin sang 'shining, shimmering, splendid,' he was probably talking about the products from Crystal Bar Soap. We're all likely washing our hands more than ever right now, so we might as well be using soap filled with *good vibes*, right?"
Crystal Bar Soap is a woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles, California; all their products are 100% vegan, and all their crystals are ethically sourced!
Get this Spirit of Eternity bar embedded with an Opalite for $16.
"I have SoapStandles all over the house — try it at a sink, too — you may be surprised how much you like it. The bar lasts longer." —jimmygould, from this collection of things those of us at BuzzFeed have tried and loved
And here's my review:
"If you like or use bar soap, I'll go ahead and say it: you need the Soap Standle, and probably more than one! Made from sturdy, infinitely reusable plastic, it puts every soap dish I've ever seen to shame. The top has pointy teeth that easily insert into your bar, then stay stuck there until your bar's down to the tiniest nub. The bottom has several waves in the plastic, perfectly designed so your bar of soap will sit neatly on the counter but have enough airflow in the gaps between the waves that the bottom of the bar easily dries out between uses and never gets mushy or gross!
It's not bulky, so the bar looks pretty sitting next to your sink or on the shelf in your shower. I've used three of them since I got them in June — one with hand soap, and two with my favorite shampoo and conditioner bars — and have zero complaints. I just put the bars with the Standles directly on the counter and shelf, and both surfaces have stayed perfectly clean. I 100% agree with the 1,445 other people who have rated this 5 stars on Amazon, this product is such a game changer and a problem solver!
P.S. Bar soap is perfect if you're looking to reduce the amount of non-reusable plastic in your life, and these make it much more practical!"
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors and four pack sizes).
"I have the Stakt mat and have been loving it so far (about a month). I have a repaired ACL and meniscus so my knee is sensitive, but I can apply pressure to it on the mat no problem thanks to the thickness. It's also quick and easy to store since I don't have to roll it up." —rougeandrojo, from Best Gifts Under $100 2022
And hey, the company's a woman-founded small biz!
Get it from Stakt for $86 (available in three colors).
"I have that frozen face roller thing. It’s great for headaches and joint pain!" —tinat46286a138, from this roundup of products under $25 readers swear by
Get it on Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 12 colors).
"Can’t endorse the dryer balls enough — they cut down on drying time and leave clothes with zero static. The best, a real game changer for laundry." —chimes320, from a roundup of products that replace disposable plastic
They may or may not actually make your clothes dry faster, but they will help gently soften things and last for at least 1,000 loads. You can add a few drops of essential oil to one or two per load for a light, pleasant scent. And theoretically, at the end of their life, you can compost them or recycle them with other fabrics, because they're wool.
Get them on Amazon for $11.97.
"I have the Comfy and I can’t even begin to explain how much I love that thing. It’s absolutely enormous and the warmest and coziest thing I’ve ever owned. You can have my Comfy when you peel it off my cold dead body!!" —Allcreaturesgreatandsmall, from The Best Shark Tank Gifts
Kayla Boyd, an editor here at BuzzFeed, also owns this and can't get enough: "I LOVE this thing. It allows you to literally wrap yourself in a blanket, but still be able to use your hands. I wear this while working from home, watching Netflix, and while taking naps. It's so comfy that there have been times I don't want to take it off when I have to run to the store — the only reason I do is because I don't want it to get dirty. I can't imagine one person who wouldn't be happy to have this wonderful bundle of coziness."
It's designed to be big enough that it covers you up completely, if you tuck your feet under you on the couch, and of course it's machine washable and dryable.
Get it for $48.99+: from Amazon in adult size (available in 20 colors/styles) or from Zappos in adult size or kids size (available in several colors and variations).
"I used that countertop painting set. I definitely recommend it! If you do use it, a few tips:
"1. You can’t put things on your countertops for two weeks. Plan accordingly.
"2. Save some of the sealant and reseal once a year. Otherwise, you’ll have to redo the entire thing." —solid8, from this roundup of ways to hide your home's eyesores
It's a three-step paint process that goes right over your old countertops. It has automotive-grade durability and is made of safe water-based materials. One kit covers the typical kitchen's 35 square feet, or 16 running feet of standard 2-foot-wide countertop.
Get it on Amazon for $99.95+ (available in five finishes).
"A miracle worker!! It brings back the sparkle and shine of my gemstone jewelry. I had one white topaz ring I thought would never be clear again. I used this pen, quick and easy, and the stone is now clear and sparkly again!" —nicoleg4fbf770b4
All you have to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, brush it over your jewelry to make everything sparkle, then rinse your jewelry off. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!
Get it on Amazon for $8.88.
"Honestly, the side of my bathtub had been black for the longest time because it simply was impossible to remove with other products that I've tried. I decided to try this product after seeing it a few times on BuzzFeed, never expecting it to work that well, but it honestly removed 99% of the mold and mildew. There was just a few black spots left, but I repeated the process a few days later and I swear my bathtub looks brand new. This product is MAGIC!" —sreid0452
Get it on Amazon: one bottle for $14.99.
"I love this oil-absorbing face-blotting paper! They’re cheap, but work great — I only need to use one most times, maybe two if I’m especially oily so they also last a while. I’ve been using them religiously since then." —lesliec40b05e02e
I bought these exact ones and y'all, they totally live up to the 1,446 positive reviews — they stay nice and neat in your bag, soak up a bunch of oil quickly, and because they come with over 100 to a pack for so cheap, you don't find yourself rationing them.
Get a pack on Amazon for $6.95.
"I stumbled upon a review for this bra in one of your posts, immediately headed to Amazon to check it out for myself, and omg I had to immediately order one because for the price, why not right?! Well it came in and I loved it so much I had to order more. No more over paying for the Bombshells from Victoria’s Secret, these bras are hands down way better and also only a fraction of the cost! I cannot say enough good things about them. I absolutely love them!" —shelbypeach
Get it on Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes 32A–40C and 11 colors).
"Thayers Witch Hazel and Aztec Healing Clay have transformed my 20 years of acne-prone skin in the best way! ✨" —kateh42c068055
You can mix the Aztec Clay Mask with either apple cider vinegar or water, then spread it on your face and let it dry before rinsing it off. You'd use maybe once a week or so! Get a jar on Amazon for $14.95.
And you'd apply the Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner once or twice daily, right after washing your face. Get a bottle on Amazon for $9.49 (available in five scents and in unscented).
"That sweater shaver depiller thing is life changing. I got one for myself, then gave one to my mom, then started just giving them to everyone in my life. Everyone is like 'OK, weird, thanks I guess?' at first but once they use it they’re hooked." —andreat48c19e972
Get one on Amazon for $11.97.
"The Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask! I’ve been using this product once a week for the past year, it’s my absolute favorite that I have seen on a BuzzFeed post! After seeing it and checking out the 6,500 positive reviews on Amazon, I had to try it out for myself. Because I’ve been dying my hair since the age of 12, my hair has been extremely dry and dead. After I came across this product almost a year ago, my hair has looked like something out of a shampoo commercial!" —laurenc429835504
Get it from Amazon for $12.95.
"Life changing!" —heatherf42c9e7a7e
We know it makes a difference because several BuzzFeeders own and love these — read one person's review.
Get them from Amazon: the 9-inch-high stool (for ~advanced~ squatters) for $29.99, or the bamboo "flip" version that toggles between 7 and 9 inches for $39.59, or the 7-inch clear acrylic version for $69.99!
"I have the sheep, buy him, I love him." —Lena
Get it from Amazon for $28.99.
"Bottle Bright tablets. Cleaned all my stained travel mugs, and now my coffee and teas taste good again!" —grant101010
Get a box of 12 tablets on Amazon for $8.
"Mirrored reading glasses so you can lay down and read!" —nicolerenaes
Get them on Amazon for $11.95.
"Tend Skin solution. It really reduces razor burn." —psycwench
A little goes a long way here, and consistent, daily use is key if you want to see the effects! If it stings too much to use right after you shave, try waiting a few hours or even a full day, then using it.
Get it on Amazon for $14.39+ (available in two sizes).
It has eight card slots, a pen holder, a SIM card slot, a zipper pocket, a "boarding pass" pocket you could also use for cash, and a smartphone pocket. It also comes with a detachable wrist strap so you can use it as a clutch if you choose!
"Definitely the RFID-blocking travel passport wallet by Zoppen! It has made traveling so much easier and I always feel more organized. :)" —melialexander
Get it on Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 20 colors).
"I got the narwhal coffee mug from Amazon for Christmas and I LOVE it! I drink out of it almost every morning! And it’s even cuter in real life!" —mrsorlandobloom
Get it on Amazon for $17.99 (also available in pink, or in two colors as a unicorn).
Responses have been edited for length and clarity.Promising review:I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good....It's that good. It's better than good. It's crazy how good it is.Promising review: I LOVE these things. The sound quality is excellent, they’re easy to operate, and I’m really dancing around the house again. If you like or use bar soap, I'll go ahead and say it: you need the Soap Standle, and probably more than one!easily dries out between uses andnever gets mushy or gross!I just put the bars with the Standles directly on the counter and shelf, and both surfaces have stayed perfectly clean.