39 Products That’ll Do The Damn Thing

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1.

A variety pack of Soylent that’ll keep you fed and full of the nutrients you need without spending a moment on meal prep in your closet-sized kitchenette.


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This variety pack comes with vanilla, cacao, and strawberry.

Promising review: “I decided to try this after hearing about it on my favorite podcast (Stuff You Should Know), and I am so glad I did! I am a busy young professional who is moderately health obsessed. I found myself eating out WAY too often (several times a week) when I started a very competitive and time consuming job. Once I didn’t have the time to meticulously prepare everything I ate, I began gaining weight and losing energy. I put off trying Soylent because I am a picky eater but I decided to take the risk. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID! I am now drinking half a bottle every morning for breakfast and the other half around 3pm, and it has completely changed my diet for the better. I am no longer starving throughout the day and binging on takeout when I finally get the chance to eat. I am losing weight, saving money, and finally getting back to my regular workouts. Stop thinking about it, and just try it. You won’t regret it.” —ljg98

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $39.90 (available in five flavors).

2.

A TubShroom to keep your drain hair-free without chopping off your luscious locks. You were way too close to shaving your head the last time you saw what you’d done to the drain. Don’t risk that again.


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…unless you want an awesome new look!

Promising review: “I can’t say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, but with this it appears I won’t be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I’m very impressed. You don’t know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!” —Aaron Morlock

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

3.

A Zipuller so you can finally close the impossibly long zipper on your favorite jumpsuit without the help of your incessantly chatty roommate. The next time you ask them to please ~zip it~ they can know you’re not talking about your outfit.


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Promising review: “Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul to zip me up. This Zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. Pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must-take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now!” —Joe Bowman

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

4.

A real life adult swaddle that’s gonna save you from insomnia and have you sleeping so soundly your baby’s gonna be jealous.


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I recently replaced my weighted blanket with a Sleep Pod and I am never going back. I appreciated the comfort that I got from a weighted blanket, but it was so hot I wasn’t able to last under it for long. The fabric is breathable and so lightweight that I can comfortably use it in the summer and throw it in my tote bag on vacations. I feel calm and comforted every time I get in. I’ve used it while napping, while trying to calm down before going to bed at night, and while sitting on the sofa and needing some extra stress relief when binge-watching Chernobyl got too stressful. I can’t rave enough about this thing, but I’ll certainly keep trying!

Promising review: “For a lifelong sufferer of miserable Restless Leg Syndrome, this is nothing short of a miracle! I was skeptical that the pod could help me, since nothing else has ever helped me, but I think since the pod contains my thrashing movements, I’m not waking myself up over and over at night. My dreams are typically very vivid and I usually don’t feel like I had a chance to turn my mind off and disconnect. I think I am getting more REM sleep with the pod because I haven’t remembered my dreams these past four nights. Also, I run hot so it’s a pleasant surprise that the pod truly is breathable and not sweaty.” —Jennifer C

Get it from Hatch Sleep for $110 (available in two sizes).

5.

A cell phone jail for anyone who needs some no-nonsense visualization to help them take a social media break and finally put down that phone for five minutes.


The Lakeside Collection

It comes with a lock and key in case you’re storing your kid’s phone and need to make sure they can’t get it. You can also put your own phone in and give someone else the key if your cell separation anxiety is strong enough (mine certainly is).

Get it from The Lakeside Collection for $6.99 or get a similar one from Amazon for $9.89.

6.

A Series 4 Apple Watch you can sweat in, sneeze on, and swim with. It has a heart rate monitor, a speaker that’s 50% louder than previous versions, and access to tons of apps. Because you *can* have it all… and you can wear it all on your wrist.


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Promising review: “I purchased this to use while swimming and because of all the features. But, it also may have saved my life. Shortly after getting it and wearing it all the time I was alerted of an Afib situation and am now under a doctor’s care for Afib. Had I continued with a different sport watch I might have not known that I was having Afib and could have experienced a stroke or heart attack. But by being alerted to the situation I am now on medication and under a doctor’s care. Thank goodness I bought and learned to use this fantastic Series 4 Apple Watch. The cardiologist was fascinated with the proficiency of the watches heart programs.” —Marilee

Get it from Amazon for $384+ (available in six styles and two sizes) or grab the less expensive Series 3 Apple Watch for $199 (available in two sizes and two colors).

7.

A leave-in protein treatment — you’ll be amazed at how fast your hair feels nice and nourished after throwing this stuff on. Kiss those expensive salon treatments (and your scraggly split ends) goodbye!


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Promising review: “I have searched for years for a product that lets my hair shine and look healthy instead of all dried out. I love the idea of using such a small amount and being able to leave it in my hair. Along with the Aveda hair spray I have a perfect combination.” —Aveda Customer

Get it from Aveda for $31.

8.

A self-cleaning litter box with odor-absorbing crystals and a motion sensing litter rake, to give you a literal bathroom break from cleaning Fluffy’s nasty bathroom.


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Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised with how incredibly easy this box is. I have always lived in pretty small apartments and tend to have guests in and out. I hated having a litter box out and (of course) hate any smell. I keep this one in my guest bathroom now and it almost doesn’t matter — there is never ANY smell because everything is contained in that covered front area. I also literally never have to see any waste, since it’s self-cleaning. Even when you take the box out to cover and throw away, the front area is still covered. I know the refills are moderately priced, but trust me, I really do feel like it’s worth it. It has made the litter box a complete non-issue in my home. Extra plus: It’s not bad looking. It has a pretty sleek look…. for a litter box. Easily five stars!” —Kylie

Get it from Amazon for $129.94.

9.

A detangling brush you can confidently comb through wet or dry hair and know it’s ~knot~ gonna hurt one bit.


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And be sure to read this post by one of my BuzzFeed coworkers who swears this hairbrush will be your hero.

Promising review: “I LOVE this brush! I’m guilty of using the same flat brush I’ve used for more than 15 years, but I took a chance and bought the Wet Brush, and I am so impressed with it. For my curly hair, my routine consists of washing/conditioning, wringing it out to get rid of excess moisture, brushing it with my Wet Brush, and then using a microfiber towel like the Turbie Twist. This combo works perfectly to keep my curls soft but well defined.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.40 (available in 14 colors).

10.

A handy pair of light gloves so you won’t be in the dark (well, not literally) when fixing your pipes for the first time.


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Promising review: “I think these are cool. I bought these for my husband (who usually carries around a small flashlight) for him to use while working on cars, etc. He thinks they are great! They are bright and work wonderfully. He told me I should get a pair for doing my knitting… a great idea!” —BeYouTiful

Get it from Amazon for $14.88.

11.

An ab roller that’ll make your workouts way more intense and strengthen your core in the most satisfying way possible. Abs are a super tough zone to target, but use this regularly and you’ll probably end up feeling ~wheely~ great about your results!


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Promising review: “This is a fine piece exercise equipment. This is a very nice addition for those who are training their abs/core. It is also very convenient. You can put it next to your TV and do it while watching TV or during commercials. Do it everyday and you should see changes in your body.” —IndoMie247

Get it from Amazon for $31.

12.

A window fly trap, because your fly swatting aim is not getting any better and this can get rid of those miserable house flies in a far more efficient and sanitary manner.


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Promising review: “These things really worked for me. Flying insects love to buzz around the windows and eventually they will get stuck in this trap. It’s fairly easy to apply to your window and also fairly easy to discard. I really like how this works.” —Jim Hunnicut

Get it from Amazon for $7.23.

13.

And a gorgeous citronella hanging coil that’ll keep mosquitos from eating you alive when *you* want to be the one eating out on your deck.


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Promising review: “The big coil is bigger than it looks and requires a wide area to hang, and the small coil is smaller than it looks. Regardless, the coils are gorgeous little works of art and I confess I don’t want to burn them because they’re too pretty.” —Nadine

Get it from Food52 for $30+ (available in two sets).

14.

A universal socket with steel spring pins to adjust and fit a variety of screws, nuts, and bolts — a handy thing to have around the house when you don’t have a whole toolkit handy.


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Promising review: “This thing is great. It will save you time looking for the right socket. It is under $10 and it has already saved me more than that in time alone. If you are like me and don’t like messing around with dozens of different tools to fix a small issue, then this is the product for you. Obviously, it may not work in every situation depending on the size of the fastener you are trying to remove or if it is in a tight spot; however, it works in enough situations where I consider this a must buy for the amateur handyman.” —Pete

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15.

A teeth whitening pen that’ll keep your smile bright no matter how much coffee you drink and give you results you’ll a whole ~latte~.


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Promising review: “I’ve been using the pen and wow! What a difference! Being a smoker and coffee drinker has done its damage over the years but this is restoring not only my smile, but my confidence.” —GC P.

Get it from Amazon for $21.94.

16.

A beard bib to keep your sink free of shavings and get you out of any potentially ~hairy~ situations with your roommates.


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Promising review: “I am so sick of finding hairs in the drain. No matter how much I cleaned I​ always found them. With this, cleanup is a breeze. It’s easy to wear, easy to attach to the mirror, and it will keep your wife happy with no mess in the sink.” —Klaus

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

17.

A pressure cooker that’ll help you make a dessert as sweet as John Paul Jones’ smile at your next Bachelor In Paradise viewing party.


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And this thing makes far more than dessert! Check out my BuzzFeed coworker’s post on everything you need to know about the Instant Pot.

Promising review: “I have always wanted a pressure cooker but the larger sizes were too big for meals for one person. This is perfect and I use it at least three times each week. It is really, really easy to use and it comes with a cookbook. So far I have made perfect rice, steamed corn-on-the-cob to perfection, and chili. This is one of the few gadgets that has not been relegated to basement storage!” —Gee Gee

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in four colors and three sizes).

18.

A charcoal air purifying bag so you can hide the smell of the fast food you are definitely not supposed to eat in your mom’s car without using suspiciously synthetic air fresheners.


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Promising review: “I bought this for my home. I’m pregnant and, since I’ve been pregnant, the smells in the upstairs of my house have been bothering me. This did the trick completely! I’m going to buy more for my bedroom next (also in the upstairs of my house). I love that it lasts for two years.” —LKayS

Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

19.

An unnecessarily stunning cuticle cutter set for when you can’t make it to the salon but also can’t make it another day with those unruly cuticles laughing in your face.


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This set includes a cuticle trimmer and cuticle pusher.

Promising review: “I was very hesitant to make this purchase because of the price. I didn’t think they were going to be good because they were very cheap. I made the choice because of the beautiful color. I am amazed at how sharp they are. I love them and I’d definitely repurchase them, even if they bump up the price!” —Ana

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

20.

A darling pig egg yolk separator you can use when your recipe calls for separated eggs and you don’t want your meal to turn into slop.


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Promising review: “I love this. It’s fast, simple, easy to use, and easy to clean. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!” —meissler

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

21.

An anti-chafing balm because every time “Summertime Sadness” starts playing you think about chafing skin, which was probably not Lana’s intention. Use this and you just might figure out the real meaning, while also giving your thighs a sigh of relief.


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Promising review: “This stuff really is AWESOME. I don’t know where it has been all my life. With this there is no rubbing, no issues. Just slide it on like you’d use deodorant. I give it a few good swipes on any area that may even think about touching and I’m done. It’s light as a feather and leaves no residue (see above photo). It is so light that I actually thought that it wouldn’t work, as I was expecting some slippery substance, but that was not the case. I have taken this on the ULTIMATE test… a vacation to Mexico where chaffing thighs become both me and my husband’s problem due to the constant wet skin and walking. So we both used it on a hike in a jungle. I just knew this would fail me. I was sweating, my things were sweating, my husband was sweating. I was expecting to have the stuff just wear off from the sweat and all the walking but… NOPE! It stayed on. I even took a dip in a waterfall and it was still on to take me back to the beach. Neither one of us had any problems and my husband was equally impressed. He said we weren’t ever going on a vacation again without it. I absolutely recommend this product. Try it, you will not be disappointed!” —SweetPea

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

22.

A sleeved blanket for anyone in the thick of a thermostat war with their ice-cold coworker — throw this on and never waste your time changing the dial again.


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Promising review: “I highly suggest this product! My husband would get cold working on his computer so I figured that this would be the perfect solution. He is 6’2” and it almost reaches down to his feet. It is extremely soft and has held up well after many washes and everyday use!” —Brock & Jess

Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in nine colors, with or without pockets).

23.

A microwave cleaner you can get if you think cleaning out the microwave is so gross you’ve almost considered no longer spending your paycheck on cake mug mixes. Almost.


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Promising review: “I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t cleaned my microwave in about six months. It’s an awful task. I ran this one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. I highly recommend using it (more often than once every six months) for a super fast, super clean microwave!” —Kelsey

Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

24.

Or a refrigerator deodorizer because your partner’s experimental spaghetti casserole made you squeamish when it was fresh out of the oven and the smell it’s now leaving in the fridge is definitely not an improvement.


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Promising review: “I love this baking soda beauty! She works great and is prettier than a box of baking soda in the fridge!” —Serena DeLee

Get it from Amazon for $6.53.

25.

A drill brush kit you can get if it’s finally time to stop ~brushing off~ your parents’ concern when they ask if you ever wash your bathtub.


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This kit includes three nylon power brushes that’ll fit on any cordless drill.

Promising review: “I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes, my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom.” —Jason B.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in three colors).

26.

A jewelry tool sure to help when the tiny clasp on your bracelet is putting you in a pinch.


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Promising review: “This works great! You just put the little alligator clip on one end of the bracelet and pull it over your wrist so you can attach the other end. Now I don’t have to keep asking everyone else to help me. All my bracelets are gold or silver, and it has not marred any of them. The jaws are just strong enough to hold them without digging in to cause damage. I wish I would have bought one of these a long time ago.” —J. Smith

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

27.

A pack of spin hair pins that’ll hold your hair tight all day, saving you from having to readjust your ‘do in a mirror-less bathroom before a big date.


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One of these coils is as strong as TWENTY standard hair pins. Bad hair days are officially extinct.

Promising review: “I’m a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I’ve tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me…anyone can.” —Tina

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

28.

A stovetop pour-over kettle for coffee connoisseurs who want a perfect cup of coffee without spending a pretty penny at a coffee shop every morning.


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This has a precision pour spout, a built-in brew range thermometer, and it can brew one liter of liquid at a time.

Promising review: “We bought this kettle over a year ago and typically use it on the weekends. The kettle is beautiful, we get so many compliments on the look of it. We use a gas range to heat the kettle and also have the black plastic handle, and it is still in mint condition. We have been so happy with this kettle that we are gifting it to friends and family now for holidays, housewarmings, etc. It’s a great product with a beautiful and functional design!” —Anders R.

Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in three colors).

29.

A pack of pimple patches that’ll look barely-there when you wear them and get rid of your blemishes so fast your whiteheads’ll wish they’d found another face to call their place.


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This is another product one of my BuzzFeed coworkers loves! Check out her post to see why these things are basically magic.

Promising review: “I can’t even express how incredible these patches are! They have reduced some of my largest pimples down to hardly anything overnight, and all while not drying out my chronically dry skin (these don’t contain salicylic acid). The key, which I didn’t realize the first time I used one, is they are much more effective on a pimple if you pop it and then put a patch on shortly after. They are really transparent and honestly look better than the pimple would look without anything on it at all! Between the cost, effectiveness, and ease of use, they have easily become a holy grail product for me. I highly recommended them!” —elynch21

Get a three pack from Amazon for $8.36.

30.

A set of four egg cookers you can use on mornings when you’ve gotta ~scramble~ to make a full breakfast that requires little clean up.


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I’ve personally used these cups to make poached, hard-boiled, and scrambled eggs (I seriously hate washing eggs off a skillet).

Promising review: “This works perfectly for poaching my eggs. I love them! I spray each of them with a little olive oil spray and then put a cracked egg in. They slide out of the silicone easily and come out so beautiful!! My family loves them. I am going to have to order another set so I can make more at once!! These are made of high quality materials and have lovely colors.” —Valerie Danielle Rittenhouse

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.85.

31.

A pair of blister proof socks so you can run long distances without feeling like you, or any blisters, are going to burst.


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Promising review: “These are great socks! They wash well, which is a super-important requirement for me. They have a great fit — won’t slide low (which some short socks end up doing) and the ‘dots’ are in all the right spots to prevent chafing. I’ll be ordering more for sure.” —Mothra

Get them from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in seven colors and sizes S/M–L/XL).

32.

A Cableyoyo – it’s gonna keep your headphone and earbud cords organized, even when you throw them in that black hole you call a backpack.


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Promising review:This is the best tool for preventing tangles. It’s a great product. I carry it in a book bag to work and it prevents my headphones from getting tangled all the time. The center is like a magnet and my ear buds stay put in the center. I’m glad I bought it at a fair price.” —Latinshopper

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

33.

A reusable Baggu shopping bag that folds into a lightweight pocket-sized square you can easily leave in purse. Never forget to bring a reusable bag again!


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Promising review: “I received a BAGGU bag several years ago as a gift, and I use it nearly every day! The things that sets BAGGU apart from other bags: 1) Cute prints! There are a lot to choose from! 2) It folds and fits easily in my purse. You know those bags that you open up and can never fit it back in it’s original case? You will NOT experience that with these bags!! 3) Durability. I generally use my bags for canned goods and grocery shopping. The strap is also large enough to wear over the shoulder for ease of carrying. I’d recommend BAGGU to anyone!!” —S T

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in 32 colors and patterns).

34.

A pack of six charcoal water filter sticks to throw in a water bottle or jug and enjoy plastic-free filtered water when you’re home or on the go.


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Promising review: “These are GREAT! They’re the perfect way to cut down on plastic in our home… no more BRITA or PUR filters for us! The charcoal lasts just as long, does a great job purifying, and then doubles as an odor absorber once its life as a water purifier is over. Just air dry your stick and put it somewhere stinky… in your car, your shoes, I’m sure you can think of something! Great product, so glad I found these!” —Caitlin C.

Get them from Amazon for $20.45.

35.

A head scratcher that’ll stimulate your scalp and help you relax fast when the stress of the day feels like an itch you can’t scratch.


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This has over 1,500 five-star reviews!

Promising review: “I have been using this for two weeks now and I can definitely feel a tingling sensation whenever I use this product. It helps bring blood flow to your scalp and it gives really soothing massages to your follicles. Before this product I would massage my scalp with my hand and my hand would cramp but this allows me to massage my hair for an extended time period.” —Juanita Patterson

Get it from Amazon for $5.45.

36.

A Squatty Potty for people who are tired of sitting on their constipation problem.


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Promising review: “Going ‘number two’ will never be the same! This is the best invention known to man. Seriously, with this you can poo in comfort and poo in peace. Poo with this underneath your feet and thank the porcelain gods for the genius who invented the most amazing product on earth!” —Sydney Armstrong

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

37.

A gel wart remover that’ll clear away those stubborn warts and give you toes that’ll happily ~gel~ with sandal season.


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Promising review: “I had a $35 co-pay at every visit for my 7-year-old to see the dermatologist. Five appointments in and it looked the same size. We used this for four day days and then she said it was hanging off! It’s gone! I am baffled, shocked, and mad. LOL. We could have saved so much money! If you have any doubts, please put them aside and spend the money! We couldn’t be happier!” —NerbysWife

Get it from Amazon for $6.20.

38.

A brilliant dry shampoo — you’re gonna be singing its praises on days when your hair looks more like Grease than Hairspray.


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Be sure to check out BuzzFeed Reviews for some other fab dry shampoo options!

Promising review: “I absolutely love everything about this product. I’m obsessed with national parks so I love the name and branding! The smell is absolutely amazing and it doesn’t show any white residue on my black hair! And this product last forever. It’s a must buy!” —Alimegan

Get it from Nordstrom for $32.

39.

And finally, a bug bite sucker so you can suck out any itching bites that are really and truly bugging you.


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Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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