Impulse buy, anyone? Cult-fave products on sale for Prime Day

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No buts about it: These cult favorites are absolutely worth the hype. (Photo: Amazon)
No buts about it: These cult favorites are absolutely worth the hype. (Photo: Amazon)

Happy Prime! We know: Your head's probably spinning with all the irresistible deals awaiting you. Whether you're thinking of finally getting your hands on that new tech you've had your eye on, a couple of new summer duds, or a new tool to liven up your kitchen, there's sooo much to score on sale for the big day(s). 

But maybe you're not sure what you're looking for, what will tickle your shopping fancy. And maybe you're not looking to splurge on a big-ticket item. So how bout a more quirky, less directed (and less pricey) browse? Here's a handful of cult-favorite finds that have ingenious uses and oodles of reviews. Just be forewarned: They're priced to sell quick, so be sure to grab them while you can. And oh yea: We don't use the term cult favorite lightly; these truly have struck Amazon shoppers as the best of the best.

If you have Amazon Prime, you will, of course, get free shipping. Not yet a member? Don't fret; you can sign up for a gratis 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Now, read on and check out some of these cult fave bargains:

Never question if the dishes are clean or not again

Never play the guessing game with dirty — or already cleaned — dishes again. (Photo: Amazon)
Never play the guessing game with dirty — or already cleaned — dishes again. (Photo: Amazon)

If you've ever asked a family member to start the dishwasher, only to check on it hours later and pull out a dirty glass, you need this. It's a simple but genius idea: Just stick this magnetized doodad on your machine and alert your housemates to the state of your cookery by sliding its window left or right to indicate whether the contents inside are "CLEAN" or "DIRTY." No more accidentally picking up a dirty plate or loading dirty dishes into a dishwasher that's full of clean ones!

"My parents got a machine not too long ago that has controls and indicators on the top of the door which is covered by the countertop when it is closed," one wised-up shopper shared. "They can never tell if the machine is clean or dirty until they open it up and pull the racks out.. They've had several instances where dirty dishes have been put in a clean dishwasher or 'dirty' dishes got put back in the cabinets because they were semi-cleaned from the sink. These problems are no more. I got a big hug and a smile when I brought this over to them."

Shop it: KitchenTour Clean Dirty Magnet for Dishwasher, $6 (was $12), amazon.com

Relieve tech neck and other aches and pains with a massage gun

Body aches are a bummer; let this deeply discounted gun blast the pain away. (Photo: Walmart)
Body aches are a bummer; let this deeply discounted gun blast the pain away. (Photo: Walmart)

"Life is pain" says arguably the most oft-quoted Buddhist maxim. And, yeah, we get it, spiritually speaking. But when it comes to the physical realm, there's no reason to be spending your days in a constant battle against bodily aches.

Luckily, Walmart's massive Deals for Days event has a top-rated massage gun on sale for a price that looks like a typo. The CSD Percussive Massage Gun — just $44 right now, down from $100 — is a silent powerhouse that delivers five speeds of pulsating pressure to penetrate deep tension and pain, working to relax stiff muscles while soothing the surrounding tissue.

Whether you're a fitness junkie, an on-the-go parent or you suffer from all-too-common "tech neck," the pain you carry inside your body can be difficult to live with. So don't. This massage gun is the answer, and it's on super-sale.

Shop it: Muscle Massage Gun Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager, $44 (was $100), walmart.com

Groom pesky peach fuzz with these tiny razors

Shave me closer, tiny razors.... (Photo: Amazon)
Shave me closer, tiny razors.... (Photo: Amazon)

The summer harvest is in, and the only fuzz you (or anyone else) should have to look at is that on actual peaches! These dermaplaners will make it so. They've got high-quality blades with fine micro guards that easily shave away peach fuzz and other fine hairs. And not only do they protect your complexion, they actually make your skin smoother through gentle exfoliation. This versatile tool also converts into a precision eyebrow shaper thanks to a special attachment (included).

“I was nervous at first, but it’s almost impossible to cut yourself with these,” a fan wrote. “In fact, as I was staring at my face in a magnifying mirror and removing the fuzz, I noticed my nose hair was a little out of control. I even used one of these in my nose (that’s right) and it worked great!”

Get the mermaid hair you've always wanted with a genius curling iron

Use a 3 barrel curling iron wand to get the perfect beachy waves. (Photo: Amazon)
Use a 3 barrel curling iron wand to get the perfect beachy waves. (Photo: Amazon)

Want effortless, bouncy waves? Try this tool that's a favorite of Youtubers and TikTok influencers. The triple-barrel design lets you style your hair in one-third of the usual time, with an LCD digital display that makes it simple to find the perfect temperature to curl your hair type. At $15 for Prime Day, or 25 percent off, it's the perfect sultry summer hair impulse buy. 

Shop it: Awhoas 3 Barrel Curling Iron Wand, $15 (was $20), amazon.com

Stimulate your way to serenity

A life lesson contained in a mere mat and pillow: Sometimes a bit of pain yields a ton of pleasure. (Photo: Amazon)
A life lesson contained in a mere mat and pillow: Sometimes a bit of pain yields a ton of pleasure. (Photo: Amazon)

While resting on a mat full of spikes might not sound like your ideal Sunday afternoon, but prepare to have your mind blown. See, those spiky bits act as acupressure therapy, which helps with pain relief, circulation, stress, and promotes a renewed sense of energy. All you need is 10 to 30 minutes a day to arise feeling rested, serene, and yet invigorated. 

"I've had lower back pain off and on for years," a shopper shared. "I also get tension headaches. The first time I laid on this matter I loved it! I laid on it for about fifteen minutes and my headache was gone. It says to start off laying on something soft. But I dived right in and lay on the floor with it. It wasn't painful or uncomfortable at all."

Shop it: ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, $20 (was $25), amazon.com

Leggings for the fashionably cheeky

Sometimes you want to put your best foot forward; other times you just want to back it up. Somehow these leggings let you do both. (Photo: Amazon)
Sometimes you want to put your best foot forward; other times you just want to 'back it up.' Somehow these leggings let you do both. (Photo: Amazon)

There's a reason these leggings from Seasum have made such a splash on TikTok. They give the illusion of a perky booty, minus the endless squats. That's what we call a win-win! And, believe it or not, there's no padding: The smart fabric and clever ruching makes your derriere defy gravity, and they're super comfy to boot, too. 

"These are the best leggings I’ve ever bought," said one very, um, gratified customer. "My husband rarely compliments me on new clothes because (I think) he thinks I waste money on too much clothes, but he complimented these pants like 6 times in one evening.... He kept touching my butt and even happily helped me choose another color to order." Well, alright, then!

Shop it: Seasum Women's High Waist Yoga Pants, $16 (was $21), amazon.com

Make gorgeous frothy lattes at home

Caffe? Ole! (Photo: Amazon)
Caffe? Ole! (Photo: Amazon)

Love cappuccinos and lattes but just haven't been able to achieve that foamy loveliness at home? This frother makes it happen in seconds: All you have to do is press a button and watch it go. It's the difference between blah coffee and fancy, cafe-worthy lattes. It's no accident that this is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. And at just $12, think of all the cash you won't be handing to some snooty barista!

"I use the frother for my morning coffee, where I add collagen powder and a liquid creamer," a shopper shared. "The power button is easy to push and responsive enough that if I want to 'slow down' it'll do so. The frother tip is small but really effective and creates a vortex in the coffee cup. Cleanup is easy: put the metal wand end (not the handle) in a small stream of water from the faucet, and then turn it on so the frother tip spins under the water."

Shop it: Zulay Original Milk Frother, $12 (was $18), amazon.com

50 percent off the most fun way to clean

Sure, they're not gonna win any fashion awards...but when was the last time a pair of Uggs or Crocs got your floor clean?. (Photo: Amazon)
Sure, they're not gonna win any fashion awards...but when was the last time a pair of Uggs or Crocs got your floor clean?. (Photo: Amazon)

In pursuit of sparkling clean floors? Take a walk! This set of five chenille slippers picks up everything, from dust to pet hair, and they can be thrown in the washing machine and used over and over. You can don them barefoot or wear them over your shoes. Who said cleaning can't be fun?

"These are awesome," shared a shopper. "I make my kids wear them around while I'm cleaning the floors. They make great scrubbers for pretty much anything, hold up well in the wash, and wait for it...they fit the Swiffer. Totally in love!"

Shop it: Milky House Microfiber Mop Slippers, $8 (was $16), amazon.com

A life-changing (and life-saving) water filter at 50 percent off!

Sorry, not available for canine use...so keep that toilet lid down. (Photo: Amazon)
Sorry, not available for canine use...so keep that toilet lid down. (Photo: Amazon)

This past year's social distancing turned a lot of us on to the joys of camping and hiking. Great; but remember that there are dangers out there in the wild, like getting lost and caught without clean drinking water. So, before you lace up your boots for your next walkabout, get yourself a LifeStraw. It turns any water — even the stuff you find in a stream or pond — into clean, drinkable H2O. It could quite literally save your life. No wonder over 60,000 shoppers swear by the gizmo.

"This thing is no joke!" a shopper reported. "I took it backpacking on Maine's Bigelow range. When I ran out of the water I brought, I was A-OK with this. Just bring a wide-mouth bottle to fill with water you find. On top of one of the lower peaks, I drank from the most disgusting-looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought, this is going to taste horrid. WRONG. TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap."

Shop it: Lifestraw 2 Pack, $20 (was $40), amazon.com, amazon.com

The gizmo that saves you hundreds in plumber fees

No, you're not hallucinating: this shroom's keeping your bathroom drain clearer than ever!  (Photo: Amazon)
No, you're not hallucinating: this shroom's keeping your bathroom drain clearer than ever! (Photo: Amazon)

Okay, so not all of our predicaments are life-or-death — they're still pretty pesky! To wit: Tired of constantly fishing hair out of your tub? The TubShroom does it for you. It traps any stray locks within its cage, so that they don't end up clogging up your drain (and resulting in a very expensive visit from the plumber). 

"Works and looks great," a shopper declared. "SUPER easy to clean. We initially bought one of those spiky design ones but it looked disgusting when it trapped hair and it was a pain to clean out. But this traps the hair UNDER the lid so you don't see it, and the hair comes right off with one tug. Love it."

Shop it: TubShroom Tub Drain Hair Catcher, $12 (was $20), amazon.com

The magical doodads that eliminate the need for dryer sheets

Get these balls, get rid of the Bounce. Oh, and they're made of sheep's wool, so you know they can't be baaaaad. (Photo: Amazon)
Get these balls, get rid of the Bounce. Oh, and they're made of sheep's wool, so you know they can't be baaaaad. (Photo: Amazon)

Here's an absolutely brilliant way to get dryer sheets out of your life. These balls (made from the wool of New Zealand sheep!) soften fabrics, prevent static, eliminate lint, and are totally odorless. Just chuck them in with your freshly washed duds and watch them work their magic (or just walk away; they won't care). Plus: Each ball decreases drying time by 25 percent, and can be reused for over a thousand washes.

"Absolutely love the wool dryer balls," a shopper shared. "Leaves my clothes soft and without chemicals. I use essential oils on mine to give my clothes a fresh all-natural scent."

Shop it: Ohoco Wool Dryer Balls, $9 (was $15), amazon.com

That mysterious, miraculous cleaning paste you've heard about

What's a stardrop? Why is this stuff pink? Why is there a British flag on the label? Search us — we just know it works! (Photo: Amazon)
What's a stardrop? Why is this stuff pink? Why is there a British flag on the label? Search us — we just know it works! (Photo: Amazon)

This cleaning paste is an absolute miracle worker on just about any stains — from grisly cooking mishaps, to marker artwork on your walls. It's made in the USA (don't let that Union Jack on the label fool you) and its merciless toughness on stains, smears and other messes is delightfully belied by its light, floral scent. Over 37,000 five-star reviews and TikTok fame have made this paste is an absolute superstar.

"Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life-changer!" one shopper shared. "Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff."

Shop it: Stardrops' The Pink Stuff, $8 (was $10), amazon.com

Make homemade juice for a healthier summer 

This Chefman 2-Speed Electric Juicer is 40 percent off for Prime Day. (Photo: Amazon)
This Chefman 2-Speed Electric Juicer is 40 percent off for Prime Day. (Photo: Amazon)

Grab that juicer you've always wanted with this healthy Prime Day deal. Juice your favorite fruits and fresh greens for healthy, easy meals. The extra-wide feeding tube and stainless steel blade allow you to juice whole pieces of produce, and the detachable pitcher and dishwater-safe parts allow for easy cleanup. 

Shop It: Chefman 2-Speed Electric Juicer, $53 (was $90), amazon.com

Sleep your way to whiter teeth

The pen is mightier than the sword...and whitening strips and toothpastes. (Photo: Amazon)
The pen is mightier than the sword...and whitening strips and toothpastes. (Photo: Amazon)

Not a fan of strips or toothpaste that promise to whiten your choppers? Perhaps it's time to reach for Colgate's Optic White pen. Swipe this on right before bed and it'll work its magic overnight. The result? Sparkly white teeth. The pen comes with over a month's worth of treatments, plus the hydrogen peroxide gel is effective at eliminating stubborn spot stains.

"It doesn't have any taste at all which helps, and it doesn't hurt my teeth like the whitening strips I've used in the past," one sensitive user shared. "It's been one week and I already see a BIG difference."

Shop it: Colgate Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen, $15 with on-page coupon (was $25), amazon.com

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