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If you’re searching around for products that will make your day-to-day life easier, it can be hard to find something that actually works among all the false promises. Once in a while, though, we do stumble upon a life-changing product, and wonder what we were doing before they entered our homes.
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There is an endless possibility of little things like a fridge exclusively for skincare, an avocado slicer, multi-purpose pan, and so much more. Some things are practical, some are cute, and some are luxurious but totally worth it. We’ve rounded up 27 lesser-known products on the internet that you’re going to want to add to cart immediately.
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1. A beauty spatula to get every last drop of product
Have you ever got to the bottom of your favorite moisturizer and were desperate to try and squeeze out every last drop? Otherwise you’re wasting precious product. This beauty spatula will make sure you get full use of your beauty items. The flexible silicone head gets into the corners of lotion bottles, makeup containers, and even food jars with a hard-to-reach bottom. Reviewers love this product, and some wish they bought it sooner “instead of tossing out what I thought were empty products probably had at least 1oz of product left on the bottom and sides of the container.”
2. An upgraded pizza cutter wheel for a new way to slice and serve
If you’re sick of using your same old, boring pizza cutter and rolling over your slices multiple times to get a clean cut, you need to try this ingenious wheel slicer. This pizza cutter is easier to clean than the standard wheel cutter and gives your more control over while you’re slicing. Reviewers say this kitchen gadget is much sturdier than traditional cutters they’ve used, and one person even claims the blade “cuts like a hot knife through butter.” We’re sold!
3. Grocery bag carriers to bring everything in one trip
Have you ever looked at the grocery bags in your car and wondered how many trips it would take to carry them into your home? This incredible grocery bag holder handle will help you bring those groceries into your kitchen in just one. These handles also make it easier for you to lift heavier bags and can hold up to 80 pounds.
4. A gorgeous wall-mounted bar shelf
Forget a bar cart that takes up too much space on the floor. This beautiful handcrafted, hardwood wall-mounted bar shelf is the perfect small-space solution. By freeing up room on your floor, you’ll have more space to entertain but still have easy access to keep the vino flowing.
5. A machine that makes margaritas
This margarita and slushie machine will take you back to your favorite vacations and the best summers of your life—because we could all use that right now. Since it’s not safe to travel, why not have a staycation at home?. This machine comes with a carrying handle so you can create your slushie drinks from room to room to keep the party going.
6. A mini-fridge for skincare
If you don’t feel comfortable going to the spa, you can use this fridge for a better at-home skincare experience instead. It’s large enough to store your sheet masks, serums, moisturizers, and beauty tools, but still small enough to be housed in your bathroom. The cooling effect will take your skincare routine to the next level. Bonus: This fridge can also double as a mini cooler.
7. A backpack made of 100% biodegradable materials
The Daypack from GOT Bag is the world’s first backpack made from ocean plastic. This makes it the perfect backpack for the eco-conscious or the traveller in your life. Aside from being eco-friendly, these bags are high quality and are 100 percent water-resistant and long-lasting with a two-year warranty.
8. A kitchen utensil that creates the perfect omelet
Don’t worry if you’re not a pro at flipping your omelet—you’re about to be with this magical kitchen tool. This flexible turner is sized and shaped to glide under food easily. I.e. it will help you fold or flip your eggs without a disappointing mess in a pan. The Flip & Fold Omelet Turner will upgrade your breakfast game to something that’s brunch-worthy.
9. A portable air purifier that cleans small spaces
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re all searching for new ways to make sure we remain healthy. The Wynd air purifier is a portable, rechargeable purifier and air quality tracker. It features a removable sensor to monitor for things like pollen, pet dander, mold, car and industrial pollution. It’s compact, so it’s perfect for small spaces like bedrooms, bathrooms, and it even fits in your car’s cup holder. We’ve saw Wynd in action and found it helps remove unhealthy particles from your vicinity and comes with an intuitive app
10. The ultimate air fryer for your kitchen
If you want the taste and crispiness of fried food taste without loading up on oil, an air fryer is a kitchen gadget that will change your life. It circulates hot dry air to leave your food tasting fried without all that extra grease. The Cosori Air Fryer Max XL is our pick for the best affordable air fryer because it performed nearly identically to our winner, the Philips XXL, for a third of the price. It also comes with 100 different recipes to get you started on your air frying journey.
11. Blue light glasses to protect your eyes
Working from home has inevitably led to increased use of digital devices and screen time. To avoid unnecessary digital eye strain while at home, invest in some blue light glasses. These glasses are a must-have for the workday because they supposedly help filter out high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted from basically every digital screen. We found that blue light glasses filter out some blue light that irritation and strain your eyes, and these frames from Anthropologie are quite trendy.
12. The pan that can do it all
These days, most of us have been attempting to spend more time in the kitchen and less time going to restaurants or ordering out. So, it might be time to purchase some upgraded cookware. The Always Pan replaces eight traditional pieces of cookware in your kitchen and functions as a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest, giving you more storage space. This gorgeous pan comes in spice, red hot bundle, steam, char, sage, blue salt and lavender.
13. Pure sage healing candles
If you want to remove the bad juju in your space, but don’t want to burn sage, this is the perfect alternative. This candle is devoted to clearing, protection, and blessings. It has an earthy sage blend, and the sage smoke attaches to negative energy. Burn this candle whenever you want to smudge your home or before meditation. This candle doubles as a stress reliever and provides an energy boost every time you burn it.
14. A hangover remedy we swear by
If you’re looking for a reliable way to help prevent hangovers, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is an excellent nutrient for liver support. It’s an amino acid that helps protect proteins from acetaldehyde, the substance your liver is left with once we’ve mixed red wine, vodka, and beer even after we told ourselves we wouldn’t during the last time we had a two-day hangover. Just take 600 mg of NAC before you start drinking and before bed that night, and you'll wake up without a horrible headache. One of our writers swears by NAC and says that it changed his life.
15. A memory foam mat for your kitchen
Your feet will thank you if you invest in a memory foam mat for your kitchen. A lot of us spend hours in the kitchen cooking—therefore, standing—and that can take a toll on our feet. You’ll feel nice and comfy with this anti-fatigue mat, making it easier to cook delicious time-intensive meals. This would also pair well with a standing desk, as we named it our favorite affordable standing desk mat.
16. An ingenious avocado slicer
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to split, pit, and slice an avocado quickly and efficiently. If your go-to breakfast includes avocado toast, this is the tool for you. The OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer features a blade to slice the avocado, and its stainless steel center removes the pit with one quick twist. Plus, the fan blade easily slices an avocado into seven perfect pieces, and this tool has earned more than 18,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon .
17. A mask to make your lips silky smooth
Having dry lips when the weather gets cold can be a painful experience. That’s why Laneige created a leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother lips overnight and has more than 560,000 hearts of Sephora, so you know it’s good. It uses a softening balm texture for quick absorption, and it comes in six different flavors—gummy bear, berry, vanilla, apple lime, grapefruit and sweet candy. The brand recommends putting on a generous layer before bed to reduce flakiness, so you can wake up to lips that are refreshed and soft to touch.
18. A cosmetic organizer to create a beautiful space
Limited space and overflowing bathroom drawers filled with beauty products is overwhelming. But a cosmetic organizer can display all your beauty products, so you can actually find them. This clear one is highly rated on Amazon with more than 12,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating with reviewers saying it holds a ton.
19. Collagen to help your nails, hair and skin thrive
According to PubMed Central, incorporating collagen supplements into your beauty routine can help optimize your skin’s longevity and build beautiful skin from the inside out. Bend Beauty’s Marine Collagen is pescatarian-friendly and formulated to help promote collagen production in the skin and boost hair and nail health. It’s an environmentally-friendly choice too as it sources collagen peptides from sustainably-caught wild fish. Add a couple of scoops of the coconut to your coffee in the morning for easy incorporation.
20. Mindfulness cards to create inspiring moments
Bring awareness, calm, and balance to your daily life with this colorful deck of guided cards. Each card has an inspiring phrase on the front and a mindfulness exercise on the back. Pick a card every morning to set your intentions for the day. The cards are organized in categories of rest & balance, curiosity & joy, insight & awareness, and kindness, so you can choose a theme that fits your needs for the day.
21. An cult-favorite throw blanket
If you didn’t think a throw blanket could change your life, then you haven’t felt the Barefoot Dreams blanket yet. This irresistibly soft blanket has been backed by celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, who has declared her love for all things Barefoot Dreams. We had to try this cult-favorite blanket for ourselves, and found that it lives up to the hype and declared it the softest blanket we’ve ever used.
22. A zen dog figurine
This is one of those things that you can’t unsee. You might have thought you never wanted a gold statue of a dog doing yoga, but now you’re probably considering it. The adorable dog figurine is in the lotus yoga position, and it’s quite popular on Wayfair with 200 reviews and a 4.8-star rating. We haven’t seen anything cuter, and the reviewers are just as obsessed.
23. The ultimate self-care eye pillow
Silk pillowcases are popular for being soft on your skin and nails, but silk eye pillows take things up a notch.. They’re filled with an aromatic blend of lavender and crystals, including rose quartz, amethyst, tiger’s eye, and clear quartz. Use this pillow before bed, whenever you feel like taking a break from everything and it supposedly helps soothe your eyes to calm your body and mind. Though we’re not sure how well it works, it will be a nice addition to your nighttime routine, nonetheless.
24. A shower curtain that fights off mildew
When’s the last time you’ve cleaned your shower curtain? It’s probably ridden with bacteria. But this mildew-resistant shower curtain will stop microorganism growth before it can even start, which means less work for you. Its design helps repel water and promote water bead formation so that water swiftly rolls off, meaning mildew is less likely to form. It’s PEVA material also stops unwanted scents, and it’s earned a cult-favorite status with more than 100,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon.
25. An surge protector with a built-in shelf
This surge protector is a game changer. Not only does it have six different outlets, but it has a shelf to rest your phone, Fitbit, or other devices as they charge. With two additional USB ports, you can charge up to eight devices at once. No longer are the days when your smartphone hangs from the wall, at risk of being stepped on. More than 6,000 reviewers on Amazon love this device, saying it’s a great way to consolidate products in the bathroom or living area.
26. A drainer that really stops clogs
Anyone with hair knows the struggle of a clogged shower drain. If you’re fed up with clogs, the TubShroom will catch every single hair before it goes down the drain. This product fits inside your drain and neatly collects hair around it, and one of our editors has been using it for years and says it actually works. When it’s time to clean the TubShroom, just wipe it off with a paper towel and place it back in the drain. This product is backed by more than 69,000 reviews on Amazon, with many reviewers calling it “super easy to clean.”
27. A reusable notebook
Tired of buying multiple notebooks? The Rocketbook Fusion is a 42-page reusable notebook with seven different style options for note-taking planning, listing, goal setting, sketching, and sharing ideas. Plus, you can use it to send your handwritten notes to cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, Slack, and more to keep them forever. Warning: Before turning the page, you must allow 15 seconds for the ink from the Pilot Frixion pen, marker, or highlighter to dry and to bond to the specialized pages. Once the pages are full, you simply wipe the page clean with a damp cloth to take new notes. More than 38,000 Amazon shoppers love this notebook and say it actually works.
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