37 Things I Bought on Amazon and Would Buy 100X Again

Hello. My name is Allison and I am an Amazon Addict. I'm not looking for help with that, although I'm sure my husband might appreciate it if I did. Instead, I'm here to share my absolute favorite things I've purchased from my absolute favorite store. It was somewhat difficult to narrow down the list, since I buy almost everything - from my kids' shoes to my clothes and make-up to household furnishings and essentials - from the online retail giant. But, I managed. Here are my favorite things that I have purchased from Amazon.

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This Kitchen Utensil That Does It All

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Sometimes, a kitchen tool comes into your life that makes your life so much easier that you wish you could buy it in bulk and hand one out to every one of your friend and family members. This thing really does do it all, from draining to stirring to chopping to turning and countless other things that I can't even remember right now. Buy it. You won't regret it.

This Desk


Student? Work from home? This desk seems to have it all, won't break the bank and is stylish to boot? Need.

These Harperton Nail Clippers Will Be The Last Ones You Ever Buy

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If you haven't tried a REAL pair of nail clippers, trust me, you need to. It's a completely different (and far superior) experience from those $2 clippers.

Never use disposable utensils again with this portable stainless steel tableware set


You can take this handy stainless steel flatware set with you anywhere -- camping, traveling, or just to the office for those working lunches. The bundle comes with knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, two straws (one bent, one straight) and a straw-cleaning brush. Everything is made of lightweight food-grade stainless steel (in your choice of several cool colors) and comes with a small canvas carrying case. A lot of reusable flatware sets are made of bamboo, which is a great option, but if you're someone who prefers a real silverware feel, these are a great eco-friendly alternative. Buyers are crazy about this set, giving it an average 4.8 out of more than 800 ratings.

This Sleep Mask That's Cheap AND Effective


I love lazy skincare. If I can wake up in the morning with better-looking skin, I'm all for it. So when my sister-in-law told me about this brightening sleep mask, I knew I had to try it out. It uses vitamin C to fade dark spots and unevenness, and my skin is noticeably brighter every time I wake up. Just slather it on and hit the sack!

These Are Simply the Best Mechanical Pencils You Can Buy


Recommended by Wirecutter and thousands of Amazon customers, the Pentel GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencil is well-designed, affordable, and durable. Loyal customers praise it for being comfortable, well-weighted, and a great value.

This Back-Stretching Cushion That's Seriously Addicting

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Okay, hear me out on this one. I know this thing looks scary. In fact, you'd probably imagine it would feel awful to place any part of your body on something so spiky. But trust me, it isn't. Just the opposite, actually. My back is still screwed up from pregnancy, but after laying on this back stretcher for just 10 minutes, it feels completely healed.

Add dazzle to the patio with solar lamps that emit a peacock feather pattern


It's a warm summer evening. The sun has just set and the solar lanterns that line your patio have come on, projecting a beautiful peacock feather pattern on the ground beneath them. The worries of the day disappear as you lose yourself in the moment. Surrounded by warm light, you sip your wine and listen to the crickets chirp.

Using These Dirt Cheap Drain Snakes Will Both Disgust And Fascinate You

When you first snake your drain, you might gag. Then you're gonna wonder where all that hair came from. Then you're gonna be so happy you spent $5 instead of calling in a plumber. Then you still might gag. Then you'll move right on to the next drain.

This Camo Sweatshirt

This camo sweatshirt is a cozy outfit maker and so comfortable. I like that it comes in a few unexpected colors so I can snag more than one!

These Hair Coils Never Pull, Tangle, or Get Stuck no Matter How Messy Your Messy Bun is

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Awhile back I saw a curly hair life-hack video that showed a woman twisting her hair up into a tight, high bun, and wrapping it with one of these Hair Coils before going to bed. In the morning, instead of bent, crushed, messy, horrible curls, her little bun unraveled into neat ringlets and waves. I immediately bought the hair ties and my morning hair is 1000x better than it ever was before.

This Water Mat for DIY Sensory Play


There are two parts kids will enjoy about this water mat. First, they put it together it by inflating the mat, soaking the water beads, and putting the beads and sea creatures inside. Then, kids can poke and prod the watery contents for a soothing sensory experience that stays neat and contained.

This Blackhead Scrubber That's Like An Instagram Filter IRL

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Blackheads are stubborn little devils, aren't they? It seems like, no matter how hard you scrub, they simply won't budge, and it seems like everyone is staring at them whenever you leave the house. If you struggle with blackheads, it's time to call in this adorable little ghost, who uses things like charcoal and black mud to send them packing.

Buyers LOVE this cordless hanging fan, and you will too!


This little wonder will keep you cool on the patio all summer long! It's small, lightweight and durable (which is why it's also a great job site fan), and you can use it with or without a cord. (Just buy the power cord or cordless battery pack separately.) It's got variable speed control and will run for up to seven hours at the highest speed on a single battery charge! You can set it on a surface, hang it by the included hooks or mount it on a tripod. There's a reason nearly 1,400 Amazon buyers give this cordless fan an average rating of 4.8 stars -- this little baby kicks butt!

I Got The Original Butter Bell Crock as a Gift For My Husband, Our Resident Toast Eater


I never fully appreciated the problem of hard to spread butter, but it was a frustration my husband faced on the regular. Even as a seldom toast eater, it is not an overstatement to say that the Butter Bell Crock is a life changer. Soft, spreadable butter is one of this world's true and pure pleasures. And you deserve it.

This Cozy Sweater Jacket Is A Stylish Workhorse

Reader, I have a confession - I do own this sweater jacket now because I just couldn't stop thinking about how COZY it looked! And it was worth. every. penny. It comes in a bunch of different fleecy colors and is a definite outfit-maker, just popping it over black leggings and a tee makes you look off-duty model chic with zero effort.

This Charging Station Dock Can Bring Peace and Harmony to Your Family

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Have you ever had a my-phone-is-more-dead-than-yours argument with someone you love? If so, then I suggest buying one of these Charging Station Docks. It tames the mess, and eliminates the competition for chargers.

A Cat Tea Infuser For A Truly Adorable Sipping Experience


More cat cuteness in the kitchen? Bring it on. This tea infuser is a solution to those loose tea leaves I bought, but didn't actually have a plan for.

These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets

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Throw out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution to soft and static-free clothes.

This Mini Steamer Is SO Much Better Than Ironing


No matter how much I've practiced ironing (which isn't very much, TBH), I'll never be any good at it but I can get much better results with this mini steamer! It's so much easier (and more fun) to use and wrinkles disappear before your very eyes. Seems like the Internet agrees - this easily packable/storable travel steamer has almost 800 glowing reviews on Amazon!

This Mascara Is A Total Steal

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This under-the-radar sleeper hit is the only mascara you need in your beauty arsenal. It gives you so much volume it looks like you're wearing false lashes and lasts all day without smearing or flaking. Those 20,000+ reviews tell you it's gonna be good, and it costs less than your morning coffee shop visit!

This Set Of Underwear That's Basically Like A Second Skin

Being a grown-up lady doesn't mean you have to wear granny panties. But it also doesn't mean you should be forced to wear uncomfortable undergarments. These set of six underpants are made from breathable cotton, provide full coverage, and fit so perfectly to your body that you'll probably forget you're even wearing them. I can't believe I've wasted so many years wearing the wrong type of undies!

This Styling Tool Caddy That Clears Up Clutter

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An issue with having a small bathroom is the lack of space for my hundreds of hair tools. My hairdryer, straightener, multiple brushes, and countless hair products take up a lot of room, and there was never a good place to put all of that stuff until I bought this brilliant over-the-door basket. I don't know how I lived so long without this thing in my life!

This Bamboo Bathroom Organizer For Total Spa Vibes


I'm all for anything that makes my bathroom look more like a spa than a laundry dump, and this clean-lined bamboo bathroom organizer is the perfect thing to hold toiletries we reach for constantly. Its rotating tabletop design lets you access compartments on both sides and it boasts tons of space to store your makeup or bath necessities. Our medicine cabinets are currently overflowing - this would be a great addition to hold our daily products and look mighty handsome doing it!

My Number One Favorite Thing Ever is My Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

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This is a fancy (and expensive but totally worth it) mug and it is the best thing I've ever owned. You know how as you drink a cup of coffee you anticipate the colder and colder temperature, and how you take that last sip knowing it will be tepid and unpleasant? Well, the Ember Mug changes all of that. Your last sip of coffee is just as hot as your first and it will blow your mind every day for at least a month while you get used to this new, glorious life you lead.

These Jogger Pants

Athleisure is my go-to for days off, and these comfy joggers look good and feel even better.

This Silk Pillowcase That Makes My Hair Sleek AF

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I have a LOT of thick, wavy hair, and most days I wake up looking like a hairy Medussa. It's always a total pain to brush out, and I usually end up just throwing it up into a messy bun. But with this silk pillowcase, not only is my hair ridiculously soft and manageable in the morning, but my skin has started clearing up, too.

A Men's Romper That Makes You Look Naked


I got this naked man romper as a gag gift for my boyfriend, but he wound up loving it so much he wears it around the house all the time — so you could say the gift backfired just a tad bit. It's perfect for theme parties or simply grossing out your girlfriend in the middle of the workweek, and several reviewers commented about how it fits true-to-size.

These Organizer Bins That Get Your Food In Check

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Hey, why not organize your whole fridge while you're at it? I bought these organizer bins one day when I was especially frustrated with my messy refrigerator and I've never looked back. Everything is so ridiculously tidy and easy to find. It's almost like I'm living in some stranger's house who cleans regularly and actually folds their clothes and puts them away instead of just leaving it in the dryer for days at a time.

This Screen Magnifier That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Movie Theater


I tend to watch a lot of shows, movies, and YouTube videos on my phone over my lunch break, and it can be a fairly underwhelming experience to watch an episode of Game of Thrones on a tiny cellphone screen. This screen magnifier makes your display two to three times bigger and can be used with pretty much any type of smartphone.

This Kitchen Drawer Organizer That's Oh-So Clever

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Our kitchen, like our bathroom, also suffers from a serious lack of drawer space. (Ah, the joys of owning an almost 100-year-old home). So because of this, we're forced to improvise in order to get all of our kitchen essentials to fit. This utensil holder holds all of our spoons, forks, and knives and takes up hardly any space in our drawer. Brilliant!

These Popular Leggings That I Wear Every. Single. Day

I'm going to be completely honest with you right now: I own three pairs of these leggings. And I've thought about buying more. I want one for every day of the week. I have an 8-month-old baby, so comfort is my top priority. Not only are these incredibly comfortable, but they also make me look surprisingly polished even when I've only gotten four hours of sleep.

This Container Lid Organizer That Solves An Annoying Problem

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What is it about food storage containers that make it impossible to find matching lids? They always seem to disappear completely, and I often have a lid for every size except the one I actually need for leftovers. This clever little organizer gives you the perfect spot for all your tops so this irritating problem disappears instead of your lids.

This Liquid Lipstick Lasts Basically Forever


This Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick comes in a jillion colors and lasts just as long as the expensive versions, for a quarter of the price! It goes on smooth, won't leave your lips dry and flaky, and lasts up to 16 hours. The reviewer pics are so gorgeous I can't even. If you're looking for lip color that lasts, meet your match!

This Hanging Shelf That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is


Oh, look! A hanging shelf for me to display all of my succulents! Seriously, though, I couldn't believe my luck when this shelf arrived in the mail. It looked much more expensive than it actually was, and was so simple to put together and hang that I was able to accomplish it in about 10 minutes. I want one for every room.

This Antibacterial Kitchen Rug To Soften The Kitchen Floor


I love the idea of a runner rug in the kitchen, but they end up covered in spilled food and god knows what else. This antibacterial kitchen rug is made from easy-to-clean 100% nylon, so it resists bacteria from raw meat juice spills and stains of all kinds. It comes in a bunch of sizes and pretty colors, my favorite is the geometric gray runner pictured above.

This Coconut Oil Cream is the Perfect Body Lotion and it Smells Amazing

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I love this little tub of Coconut Oil Cream. I use it daily and my eczema-prone daughter also uses it to keep dry, itchy skin at bay. It doesn't have a strong, lingering, perfume-y smell and it will leave your skin baby soft.

This Expandable Pan Rack Custom-Fits Your Space


If you're just starting out your cookware collection, or want to customize your storage, this adjustable pan rack is a smart buy to get exactly the configuration you need to fit your space. It's a pain in the butt when you need the pan that's on the bottom of a pile of cookware, so I love the idea of horizontal storage that lets you easily grab what you need without rearranging the whole cabinet. It expands to fit seven pans and has a full five-stars across the board, amazing!

This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint

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It kills germs, mold, freshens air, and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.

This Breezy Tank Top

This flowy tank top comes in a bunch of colors and is so easy to wear since you can dress it up or down. The price is amazing, too.

This Travel Makeup Bag That's A Must For Trips

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Because of my flexible job, I'm able to travel a lot and work from wherever I am. You'd think this would have made me an expert packer, but sadly, I'm still totally clueless when it comes to packing my essentials. This handy toiletry bag gives me the perfect amount of room for all of my bathroom must-haves while still being totally compact.

I Was Totally Surprised By How Much I Like This Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel

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I bought this microfiber hair towel mostly for the button. I wanted something that would stay easily and securely in place, rather than using my giant, cumbersome, and completely not secure regular towel as a hair wrap. What I didn't expect was how much this improved my hair. It really does make it less frizzy and more curly. I don't know how or why, and I don't care. I love this thing.

MORE Customizable Yoga Pants

Look I know. I'm obsessed with yoga pants. But these yoga pants are customizable - need I say more? You can choose from three waist styles, three lengths and two colors to make your perfect pair.

This Rotating Makeup Organizer That Makes Me Look SO Grown-Up

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Our house only has one full bathroom, and the two drawers are so jam-packed with my various tubes of lotion and various other skincare products that they barely open. This makeup organizer not only provides the perfect spot for everything, but it also adds an extra dose of glam to my countertop. I actually want to show off my toiletries now instead of just shove them in a drawer!

This Deep Clean Brush Set


Perfect for stubborn spots like stovetops, fixtures, and grout lines! This deep clean brush duo sets you up for cleaning success.

With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block

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There are literally decades of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the trycooling brush.

This Expandable Shelf Organizer


Double cabinet space with an expandable shelf organizer that easily adjusts for a perfect fit. Works great for dishes, pantry items, or under the sink.

I Know my Sheets are Softer Than Your Sheets Because Mine are These Brushed Microfiber Sheets

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First of all, these Brushed Microfiber Sheets are crazy inexpensive. King sized sheets for under $30? Yes! But they are also ridiculously soft. Just buy them. Trust me.

This Car Emergency Kit That Gives You Peace Of Mind

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I'm a naturally anxious person, and I tend to think of things in terms of worst-case scenarios. Because of this, I like to be prepared for absolutely any situation. This car emergency kit makes me feel much more relaxed on the road because I know that if something should happen, I've got everything I need to get through it safely. 

These Storage Containers Get Amazing Reviews

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You can use these BPA-free storage containers to store, well, darn near anything but they're especially useful for food, coffee and herbs since they vacuum seal to keep freshness in. Pop one full of trail mix in your bag for a quick work snack, use another to store cookies or pet treats or organize your whole pantry. These extremely highly rated containers come in a million colors to customize your storage easily so you never mix up kibble and coffee!

A Cat Statue That Will Send Your Gnomes Running In Fear


If garden gnomes are not so much your aesthetic, this statue of a cat attempting to snack on them may be the thing to put amongst your plants instead. These little guys are pretty popular so if they happen to be out of stock please check this dinosaur out. He is also pretty cute.

This Handbag Holder That Attaches To Your Headrest

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My car is, in a word, messy. I usually just throw my bag onto the floor every time I hop in and watch as the entire contents spill out everywhere, which not only makes my car a mess but can also be a distraction while driving. This hook attaches directly onto my seat so my purse stays safe and my floors stay (slightly) less messy.

This Soft Shag Rug


This shag rug is so soft and plush but still affordable, so it's great if you have pets or kids (and you have to replace it more often).

These Flame Lightbulbs Are Fire

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Looking to add a little old-fashioned touch to your lighting but don't want to use actual fire and burn down your house? These flame lightbulbs are the answer - they flicker like the real thing. Four modes including flicking flame, gravity induced (where the flame is upside down), general light and something called "breathing mode" look incredibly cool whether you use them inside to replace pricey Edison bulbs or in outside lanterns.

This Down Alternative Comforter That Is So, So Comfy


I truly can't believe that this comforter costs less than $80 because it is the most luxurious bedding I've ever slept under in my life. It has loops in all four corners and all four sides so you can easily tie it into any duvet cover. I've had mine for about 6 months and none of the filling has become bunched up or clumpy, even after several launderings — in the washer! Because it's machine washable.

I Use Aroma Naturals Vitamin K Moisturizing Cream as a Night Cream in the Summer, and a Daily Moisturizer in the Winter

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I first stumbled across this Vitamin K Moisturizing Cream after my dermatologist recommended an extremely expensive vitamin K cream. Instead, this affordable cream did the trick. It's moisturizing enough for me as a night cream in the summer, when my skin tends to need a little less, and it's perfect as a daily moisturizer under my makeup in the winter when my skin tends to be drier.

These Little Succulent Plants


These little live succulents add life to our space and more importantly, are hard to kill! Just pop them in the mini planters above and voilà, instant decor.

My Living Room Has Four Sets of These Window Curtain Panels and I Love Them


Window treatments can be crazy expensive! I was determined to find curtains I loved without going broke. I bought and returned several sets from Amazon in my hunt for the perfect curtains, and then I found these window panels. They finish my room beautifully and and look much more expensive than they are.

These Dual-Sided Measuring Spoons Stick Together


All of my current measuring spoons are on one of those rings which keeps them together but I'm too lazy to remove the one I want to use, so they all get dirty in the process. These magnetic measuring spoons are so much smarter since they still stay together but can easily be separated with one hand if you're other one's all slimy with raw chicken juice or caked in dough. Plus it comes with a free leveler so you don't accidentally over-season whatever you're cookin' up.

This Bra Liner That You Need. Trust Me.

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Do you sweat a lot? Don't be embarrassed. I sweat a ton. It's always been a secret shame of mine since all my girlfriends seem to be dainty, sweat-free creatures while I'm constantly trying to cover up my pit stains and under-boob wetness marts. This under-bra liner solves that embarrassing problem and gives me way more confidence when I'm doing anything active.

This Cast Iron Cleaner That Won't Ruin Your Skillets

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Here's another embarrassing confession for you: The first time I bought a cast-iron skillet, I put it in the dishwasher to clean it. You can problem guess what happened after that, right? Correct. It came out covered in rust. Thankfully, I've since learned not to do that, and now clean my skillet with this awesome chainmail cast iron cleaner called "The Ringer".

Fill This Whiskey Barrel Planter With Colorful Flowers That Make Your Outdoor Space Inviting


I love the rustic beauty of this medium-sized planter with a distressed oak finish and antique pewter colored bands. It's just calling-out to be filled with colorful flowers and displayed on the patio or in the garden. It's got drainage holes for outdoor use, is weather-resistant and durable -- and the price simply can't be beat!

Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste is the Perfect Mix of Hot, Sweet, and Tangy

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My favorite hot sauce isn't hot sauce at all. I was introduced to Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste by a Korean friend years ago and it has since become a staple in my fridge. It makes everything better.

This Floor Is Lava Game Is So Hot Right Now


My kids love playing "the floor is lava" while jumping all over the furniture and shrieking loudly, but a more house-friendly way to play with a group of kids is this game that's like a new twist on classic Twister. The kids have to keep to their colored squares while another person yells instructions on activities they must complete without touching the floor. I think adults might like to get in on this too, especially after happy hour!

These Heated Beauty Mitts That Transform Rough Hands

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I have children, which means that I wash my hands roughly a million times per day. Because of this, the skin on my hands has been extra dry every day since they were born. Enter these heated beauty mitts. I had no idea such a thing existed until a friend told me about how amazing they were, and now I tell pretty much everyone I see to buy them which showing off my insanely soft, silky skin.

This Best-Selling Lip Treatment Works Overnight to Smooth and Moisturize


A friend recommended this best-selling beauty product to me, and I can't wait to try it. The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask comes with a teeny-tiny spatula you use to apply the fruity-scented balm to your lips at night. In the morning, wipe off any excess product, and your lips will be smooth, flake-free, and moisturized.

These Compression Capri Leggings Are the Most Non-See-Through Leggings I've Ever Had

As a mom who works from home, I'm pretty much an expert on leggings. Do I have many pairs from different brands? Yes. Do I wear them all? Nope. Instead, I bought multiple pairs of these Compression Capri Leggings because they're the most comfortable for lounging or working out, and they are completely not see through. Go ahead and bend over in front of your mirror - these leggings stay completely opaque.

This Callus Remover Gel With 15,000 Amazon Reviews


I get insanely dry feet even though I moisturize them. I decided to take action with this magic salon grade callus remover gel. This stuff is like magic in a bottle. It removes year's worth of built-up dead skin in under 10 minutes. This stuff really lives up to the hype, and almost 15,000 people have left a review saying just that.

These 24K Gold Eye Patches That Wake Up Your Face

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My little one still wakes up several times throughout the night, and the bags under my eyes have gotten so bad that I look like the walking dead most days. Knowing about my sleep-deprived status, my high school friend Ashley bought some of these patches so I could enjoy some Mommy pampering time. I can't tell you what a crazy difference these things make. I actually look human again!

Harness the Power of the Sun With This Essential Portable Solar Charger


When a recent windstorm swept through my town, I lost electrical power for a day. As my phone's battery quickly drained, a friend asked if I had a solar charger. Nope. But I sure wished I did. When I finally got power back (along with the ability to search Amazon), I looked for a solar charger to make sure I'm ready next time. This solar charger is compact, affordable, highly rated, and a best-seller. Add to cart!

These Popular Pimple Patches That Save My Skin

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And speaking of lazy skincare products, these pimple patches are pretty much as foolproof as you can get. I'm a pale with horribly sensitive, acne-prone skin, so I tend to get a new zit pretty much every week. These patches shrink my pimples overnight. I don't know how they work, but they're basically magic, and I'll never stop buying them.

This Over-the-Door Shoe Rack That Organizes My Space

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I have a lot of pairs of shoes. Too many, according to my husband. And since we have limited closet space, it's caused many arguments. Luckily, I bought this shoe rack before we entirely stopped speaking to each other. It hangs securely on the back of our closet door, so it not only doubles our storage space but also keeps my precious shoes from getting crushed or damaged. Score!

This Skin Tag Remover That's Much Less Horrifying Than It Seems


Skin tags are just plain gross, and I've been blessed with lots of them. Also, it seems like every year I wake up around my birthday with a new one. Why me?! I bet Beyoncé doesn't have to deal with these unsightly afflictions! Luckily, I don't either, thanks to this skin tag remover. Yes, the concept sounds scary, but trust me, it's not. And it really works.

This Vitamin C Serum Works Wonders

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If you need to clear up uneven skin tone or spots in a hurry, this Vitamin C serum is what you need. It contains the same ingredients as a fancy-pants version that costs over $150! The before and after photos are mind-blowing, and it has over 2,000 great reviews.

This Comfy Maxi Dress

This well-priced maxi dress makes an easy, comfortable outfit that looks like it took more effort than just popping it over your head.

And Now For Something Completely Different. My Favorite Recent Find is This 2-Person Inflatable Kayak

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My husband and I have wanted kayaks for years. But they're big and expensive, and we'd have to invest in a car rack, and a garage rack, and the whole thing seemed like too much of an investment for something we'd only use a few times per year. Then, this summer, we found these 2-Person Inflatable Kayaks. THESE ARE AWESOME. They inflate easily and in no time. They can easily be used as double kayaks. And the best part is that when we're done, it takes about 5-10 minutes to deflate them and fold them away into their carrying bags to easily fit into our car. Every time we've taken them out people have approached us to ask where they can buy them. I'm starting to think I should be sponsored by Intex.  

These Uncommon Questions Spark Interesting Conversations


I've seen a few of these conversation starter sets around, but this one really caught my attention. It's designed for couples, but Uncommon Questions also works with groups of close friends. Each card includes a unique, thought-provoking question like, "What was the greatest feat of your childhood?" or "What is your favorite pair of shoes you have ever owned?"

These Laundry Bags for Bras That Keep Them Safe

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After years of just throwing my expensive bras into the washer and dryer and cursing my own stupidity when they came out completely mangled, I finally decided to wash my delicates a bit more, well, delicately. That's where these bra bags come in. They keep them safe and secure doing a load so they come out of the dryer in the same shape they went into it with.

This Hair Brush Cleaner That I Didn't Realize I REALLY Needed

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When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? If you're like me, the answer is probably "never". "Clean my hairbrush?" you might be thinking to yourself. "Why would I need to do that?" If I told you about all of the horrifying things that are currently trapped between your bristles, you'd probably be scarred for life. So get this hair brush cleaner thing and take care of business.

This Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool Is a 12/10, Would Use on Any Good Dog


Bathing a dog at home can be messy, difficult, and not much fun for you or your furry friend. The right tools make all the difference. The Aquapaws Pet Bathing Tool is designed to let you control the spray of water and scrub your pet at the same time. You'll save time, make less of a mess, and have more fun keeping your pup clean!

This Travel Razor That's Seriously Brilliant

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Okay, so I know this portable razor is meant for traveling, but do you want to hear a secret? I actually keep this thing in my purse at all times. There have been multiple instances where I've ventured out with my legs exposed only to look down and notice a huge patch of hair that I missed. This travel razor has my back during hairy situations. 

This Peeling Gel Gets Rid Of Dead Skin


Want glowing, clear skin? The answer is this peeling gel, which works just as well as the version that costs upwards of $40! It's a gentle exfoliator that contains vitamins and cellulose for moisture, so it won't totally strip your skin. This K-beauty star has over 3,000 reviews from clear-skinned people!

This Cotton Swab Holder That's Majorly Cute

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If I could, I would cover my whole house in succulents. Okay, so there's probably nothing stopping me from doing this, but it might make me look a bit insane. That's why I was so thrilled when I discovered this cotton swab holder that's designed to look like an adorable succulent.  It's like they were thinking of me when they designed this thing.

I Now Have Several of These Ceramic Non-Stick Frypans and I Use Them Daily

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Unlike other versions of non-stick cookware, these ceramic pans hold up well over time, stay truly non-stick, and still manage to brown foods nicely. I have these in several sizes, and some ceramic pots as well, but I especially love the large covered pan. My favorite dinners to make are the one-pot variety and this pan is perfect for that.

A Bluetooth Speaker That's Completely Waterproof


When I say this Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, I mean it — you can submerge it in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. I like to take mine with me on trips to the beach since I know it won't get wrecked in the ocean, and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 15 hours. Unlike other speakers, this one has a range of up to 100 feet so you can go ahead and wander around without stopping the tunes.

This Mystical Fire Delights Kids And Adults

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These fire color packets turn your standard campfire into something magical. Just throw a handful onto the flames, and suddenly they're glowing all the colors of the rainbow! Kids and maybe adults will think you're part wizard...or at least less of a muggle. (Also works for indoor fireplaces in case you're not the outdoorsy type.) Totally love these for our family trip to the lake every year - the kids are gonna flip out!

These Pinch Bowls Are Handy for Prepping and Serving


A few years back, I bought a set of white pinch bowls that I've gotten SO MUCH use out of. Now I want more, so I'm eyeing this cute set of stoneware pinch bowls in soft, natural colors. I use pinch bowls during food prep to hold small amounts of ingredients like chopped garlic. They're also the perfect size for individual portions of dips like ranch dressing or soy sauce.

This Microplush Heated Throw Puts All Other Throw Blankets to Shame


I received this as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and it has since become my go-to when I need a gift for someone. The best way to describe how awesome it is to sit under this Heated Throw is this: think of having a warm, soft, cuddly cat on your lap on a cold winter's day, but this cat is big enough to cover all of you, but without any of the cat downsides. OK, it's really not like being smothered by a giant cat, but it's very warm and snuggly.

This Calf Stretcher Feels Like Heaven

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Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about a whole device just to stretch your calf, but the reviews won me over. People with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis SWEAR by this thing - everyone gives it an enthusiastic ten toes up. Selected review: "Easy to use, is also good for hamstrings and other potentially troublesome muscles that need stretching to avoid problems. I used it daily and my plantar troubles were gone within a couple of weeks. This one gets a 100% rating from this aging being."

This Tiny Gadget That Charges Your Devices And Adds Bluetooth Functionality To Your Car

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I have a fairly old car that doesn't have Bluetooth built into it. So, in order to modernize it a bit, I bought this Smart Charge device. It plugs right into my USB outlet and allows me to make hands-free calls while also charging my devices at the same time. So for under $80 bucks, I was able to give my car a MAJOR upgrade.