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Promising review: “These are the perfect plates. Lightweight and very cool design, and are a fun way to bring my favorite recipes (sliced homemade bread, cheese/crackers/grapes spread) to showers and parties. Love.” —Sandia

Promising review: “I took a chance and bought this originally as a ‘Band-Aid fix’ to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that … paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen counter top with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don’t have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real counter top.” —Z

I have personally owned this book since middle school (cc: Scholastic Book Fair) and it remains one of my most prized possessions.

Promising review: “One of the best purchases I’ve made in a while. My 8-year-old son hates reading but he can’t put this book down. He loves the pull-out letters and all the envelopes with hidden maps. He loves the big red diamond on the front cover and he keeps telling me we need to plan a trip to Egypt so he can discover all kinds of treasure. This book has opened up his eyes to Egyptology and created a huge spark of interest in learning about other parts of the world.” —bbb625

The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild actually has a few different planters to choose from, including Shakespeare and Einstein.

Promising review: “I love it! I am OBSESSED with Jane Austen so I ordered this for my desk. It is small, about the size of a teacup, but makes me smile every time I see it.” —Madelyn Petrovich

Get it from Boohoo for $10.80 (originally $18, available in sizes 4-12 and in five colors).

This carpet-inspired kitchen board is heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and has nonslip rubber feet to ensure it stays in place.

Promising review: “Perfect addition to the countertop. Instead of tucking it away like most cutting boards, this is one to display. Stays put, no sliding, and just big enough for slicing up veggies for a salad. We’ve also used it for hot dishes on the dining room table.” —C M Moriarty

Promising review: “I bought this for my makeup brushes and it did not disappoint. When I opened it I actually thought it was going to be way too small, but because it isn’t totally round it ended up holding way more than I thought it would. Plus, it looks really great on my counter.” —Alexis Puzzella

Promising review: “Really beautiful earrings! They look expensive and not gaudy by any means. I have been considering spending $500 on a pair of different studs, but now I’m not sure they’re worth the money. You can get the same look with these earrings for so much less!” —Lauren Carter

Promising review: “Super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee loving friends.” —Brad Lemons

Promising review: “I love this skirt so much! I got a large (150lb, 5’4) and it fits me perfectly. I’ve had this black skirt for around nine months now and it has become a staple in my wardrobe! It has very VERY small pockets, but pockets nonetheless, and it’s very comfortable. The zipper is high quality, the material feels expensive, and I haven’t noticed any fabric shrinkage or color fading! For me it hits around mid-thigh.” –liv

Promising review: “Worth every penny. If you’ve been looking for decorative books, then look no more — you’ve found your shop! Colors are true to photos and I love how they were real books! Not those hallow, fake ones you see often. This made decorating very easy, fast shipping, and quality suburb. Will be ordering more from here in the future! Thanks!” —JHarris

Promising review: “Beauty gurus have been raving about elf’s putty primer, so I decided to give it a try because of the affordable price. Another reason why I appreciate elf products. At first, when I applied the primer, it did feel greasy on my skin, but after applying my makeup, my skin looked amazing. Not only did this primer minimize my pores. It also kept my oily skin at bay and helped my makeup last throughout the day. I can now say that I found a holy grail and this primer was definitely a product I will keep purchasing.” —Pamela

Promising review: “This book is really nice quality, the hardback cover has a velvety feel, and the pages are thick and glossy. This was a gift for my husband and I was super happy with the product when it arrived! I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.” —Lauren Martin

Promising review: “I love these earrings! I wear them almost every day, I only really take them off if I’m taking a shower. They haven’t tarnished yet!” —BBRebBe

Promising review: “This mask is to die for. It has the same effect as GlamGlow Supermud, but is almost nine times cheaper. Very effective on acne, clears up my skin from blemishes, and leaves it feeling fresh and squeaky clean. This one is my holy grail from now on, and just a little of this mask goes a long way!” —Aliya

Promising review: “I am RARELY able to buy something online two days before an event, throw it on, wear no shapers under it, and go. But. This. Dress. Is. Different. I love it so much! I wish I had more holiday parties to go to so I could own it in every color! I’m a solid 18, this hugged every curve, was flattering, and was nicely lined. I don’t have an hourglass figure, but this made me feel like Jessica Rabbit.” —sheeshbri

Promising review: “Holy grail of drugstore mascara! Thickens extremely well, adds some length, stays on my watery and greasy eyes all day with minimal clumping — no raccoon eyes and almost no flakes. It also washes off easily for a waterproof mascara!” —Amazon Customer

FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give ’em a trial run if you’re a member!

Promising review: “My leggings are always tearing, or they thin-out, or they look cheap… But THESE leggings are amazing. The pleats, stitching, and REAL pockets (no annoying fake pockets!) make the pants look nice enough that I can get away with wearing them as business casual. They’re also so incredibly comfortable.” —J&S

Get them from Amazon for $22.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL; in short, regular, and long lengths; and six colors).

Promising review: “I absolutely love this notebook. It is well made and exactly as described. I even gave them a pretty difficult phrase to display on the front and they spelled everything correctly. It arrived quickly and was packaged nicely to keep it safe during shipping. It is beautiful, sturdy, and big enough for all my journaling needs.” —Bridget Kenney

Promising review: “These are the best $10 sunglasses! I just bought a second pair to keep in my car. These glasses look like they would cost $100 (but actually aren’t) which I love because I always lose sunglasses. BUY THESE! You won’t regret it!” —Morgan LePage

Promising review: “A dreamy mirror for any room. I was extremely satisfied with this purchase. Looks like an expensive buy but it is definitely very affordable.” —Natali

Promising review: “The only water bottle I sincerely love! It keeps me on track with my water intake. I love that it fits in my car cup holder so I can take it everywhere and it’s easy to clean. I’m buying more!” —madeleine

Promising review: “These earrings are fabulous!! They look just like the picture. They are not heavy and they do not hurt my ears.” —Sheya Taylor

Promising review: “This is the cast-iron I have, and it just lives on my stove top because I use it literally everyday. To clean, simply hand wash (I usually opt for no soap, but you do you) and rub with vegetable oil to keep it nice and seasoned.” —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Staff

Promising review: “Really great neutral shades with some pink, and this palette is especially great for beginners as it includes helpful diagrams!” —Alex778

Promising review: “Holy moly! This is amazing. So easy to put in, the clips are nice and sturdy, and the hair is so thick and shiny without looking synthetic. I was also very impressed with how great they are considering the price.” —Debra Quinn

Get a pack of five clips from Amazon for $9.90 (available in 33 colors and four lengths).

For more info, check out “These Cheap Hair Extensions Make You Look Like You Grew Your Hair Out Overnight.”

Promising review: “I leave this on my dresser and drop my AirPods on it or occasionally my phone. It’s compact, lightweight, gets the job done, and even charges my devices through their cases.” —Mitch

Promising review: “This has great color pay-off and is easy to apply. I also really like the shape of the lipstick: you can use the pointed edge as a liner, and then flip it around to fill in the rest of my lips.” —Siobhan G.

Promising review: “I love this bra. I have a large chest and like bras with no padding. This bra is really comfortable and not itchy. It fit as expected. I am either a 32DDD or 34DD, depending on where the bra is from, and if it is full-coverage or not. I ordered the 34DD and it fit just right. It is full coverage on me and I do not spill out of it ever, even bending over. I have been wearing it for a few months now, seriously like five days a week at least, and washing it very often (in a garment bag/hang dry) and it still looks/feels great. I will definitely buy another one when this one is out of commission.” —Shannon

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in band sizes 32-44, cup sizes C-DDD, and 15 colors).

Promising review: “Listen I don’t know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. Oh my lawd, am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it’s shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor.” —Ashley

Promising review: “This stuff is my all time favorite liner. It’s super affordable, lasts long, it’s jet black, and the best part is that the liner brush is really skinny so it’s easy to apply. My holy grail.” —Alex Reese

Promising review: “These pimple pads are my LIFE now! I used to always get about a pimple a week, but after using these, my skin texture definitely improved and I stopped getting pimples unless life was really stressing me out. Would definitely consider it a holy grail item that I can’t imagine my life without. This is a staple mild BHA acid that I use as both a physical and chemical exfoliant every day during my night time routine. I love the convenience because it comes in pad form so there’s no need to wet your own cotton pads and what not.” —Ricky

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