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Did you ever stumble upon something so crazy, it must be brilliant? Or a product that's so unusual, it's adorable? No surprise here: Amazon is brimming with these kinds of things. If you take some time to click around, you'll find all manner of wacky wonders, and they each have thousands of glowing reviews and a bonafide cult following.
Read on for a rundown of these little life changers: They're all on sale for the 4th of July! Our picks include slippers that double as dust mops, pink gook that gets out every stain you can imagine and a towel that removes waterproof makeup with zero soap and no harsh scrubbing whatsoever. You'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
These 13 genius items might not solve all your problems...but they'll solve quite a few!
Beauty industry insiders have their secrets, and this beloved natural clay mask is one of them. More than 41,000 five-star Amazon reviewers agree that this skincare wonder is life-changing, making it a number-one bestseller. And it's 13 percent off this fourth of July holiday!
“I have struggled with cystic acne on and off for years. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars getting facials, on various acne medication, you name it,” wrote a die-hard fan. “Nothing has helped to shrink my pores (not even Clinique’s fancy pore scrub) until this!...It has even taken away those stubborn little bumps that are superficial (they never come to a head, just pus trapped under the skin). Nothing has been able to do that until now.”
Shop it: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, $13 (was $15), amazon.com
Women in China have known for centuries about the wonders of using a jade roller to reduce facial puffiness and shrink pores. Now we all have access to this youth-enhancing tool, and the Sdara Rose Quartz Roller is a specific Amazon favorite. Thousands of fans love to use it to massage in serums and lotions or just to “iron out” their skin and restore a healthy glow. (Pro tip: keep it in the fridge for a cooling effect on your skin.) Save $8.50 right now.
“It seemed like when I turned 40 my face went from a healthy glow to dry and flaky,” one customer wrote. “I kept seeing commercials for this type of roller and thought ‘why not.’[ Great decision!!! It’s been a little over a week and I’m already starting to notice a difference. After dealing with dryness for three years, it’s like this is stimulating production again and the skin flaking is much less!”
Shop it: Sdara Rose Quartz Roller, $11.50 with on-page coupon (was $20), amazon.com
Sick of your socks turning black when you walk around the house? Lazy about cleaning the floors regularly? Make it work for you! These chenille slippers feel cozy on your feet, but they double as dust mops. Dust, dirt, and pet hair and more will cling to the microfiber surface as you glide around the house in this one-size-fits-most footwear. Right now they're $4 off.
One giddy shopper wrote: “I absolutely love these! I kind of bought them as a joke. I hate wearing socks, shoes, or slippers, but I also hate dirty feet. These were the answer I was looking for! They are lightweight on my feet...hardly notice I'm wearing them, and by golly they pick up the dust and dirt that are dog leaves behind! They also wash very nicely. We always wish in Tide and these looked brand-new after being washed.”
Shop it: Milky House Microfiber Mop Slippers, $12 with on-page coupon (was $16), amazon.com
These butt-boosting leggings from Seasum have made a splash on TikTok, and it’s easy to see why. They give the illusion of a perky booty, minus the endless squats. Believe it or not, there's no padding here; just brilliant design. Smart fabric and clever ruching make your derriere defy gravity — and they're super comfy too! They're up to 30 percent off with an on-page coupon.
“These will make your butt look amazing!!! They are thin and breathable, but the pattern on them holds everything in, shapes you, and hides cellulite,” reported a fan.
Shop it: Seasum Women's High Waist Yoga Pants, starting at $13 with on-page promotion (was $19), amazon.com
If your shower drain is constantly clogged from shedding hair, then you know the frustration of blacked up water and costly plumber visits. Prevent this mess altogether by popping a TubShroom Hair Catcher into your standard 1.5-inch tub drain or 1.5-inch bathroom sink drain. It discreetly holds hair while allowing water to flow freely.
“Two women sharing a shower is a recipe for a nightmare of clogged drains, and all sorts of ‘as seen on TV’ gizmos to remove or prevent them. Every solution left something to be desired,” wrote one of almost 7,500 five-star reviewers. “After having used the TubShroom for a while I can finally say my search for a solution has ended. It's simple, it works, and when you step on it by accident it just squishes flat instead of trying to impale you like the spiky things do. Cleaning is simpler, too. Just remove it and pull the hair off the bottom.”
Shop it: TubShroom Tub Drain Hair Catcher, $12 (was $20), amazon.com
Nearly 13,000 shoppers have weighed in on this cleverly designed expandable silicone bowl and left it with a shining 4.7-star rating and a coveted Amazon’s Choice label. Never again will you end up with half a bag of unpopped kernels (or half of your kernels burned). You get perfect popcorn every time. This gadget is dishwasher safe and makes a great gift for pretty much every household on earth.
“I am an almost daily popcorn eater. I have been a longtime Air Popper, and a hater of anything microwave popcorn–related. Boy, has this little device proved me wrong!” wrote an enamored reviewer. “Imagine delicious, perfectly popped corn with no oil in the microwave! Sure, it took a little experimentation with my different corns to get the amounts and timing correct, but I am so glad I gave this a try and took the time to get my formula just right.
Shop it: Popco Microwave Popcorn Popper, $14 (was $20), amazon.com
This cleaning paste and multipurpose cleaner is an absolute miracle worker on stains — from cooking grease to ink stains. It's American-made (despite the Union Jack on the label), and it cuts through even the most stubborn gook while smelling, quite literally, like roses. This TikTok-famous problem-solver also has more than 38,000 five-star fans. Save 22 percent on a package of two tubs of paste and a bottle of multipurpose cleaner.
"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 ( 2 Cleaning Paste, 1 Multi-Purpose Spray), $17 (was $22), amazon.com
Give your pet an at-home spa day while also preventing tons of fur from sticking to every surface in your home. These flexible, slip-on grooming gloves have 225 silicone tips that’ll make your cat purr like there’s no tomorrow. Meanwhile it gently yet effectively picks up shedding hair (from dogs too) without hurting pets’ skin.
“I have a 4 month old husky pup (Sasha) that just started shedding,” wrote one of more than 13,000 five-star reviewers. “These grooming gloves are the perfect solution! My puppy would sit and let you scratch her all day if you had the time! I can sit and wipe her down and 'scratch/pet' her with the gloves on and she can't get enough of it! It is a win-win scenario.”
Shop it: Pet Grooming Glove Gentle Deshedding Brush Glove, $14 (was $17), amazon.com
Peach fuzz and stray eyebrow hairs are no match for this pocket-size tool that leaves your skin smooth and soft as can be thanks to gentle exfoliation. It even has a special attachment for eyebrow shaping. Right now it’s almost 30 percent off.
“Super easy and satisfying to use, you’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face,” wrote a pleased customer. “My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. Highly recommend.”
Shop it: Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool, $5 (was $7), amazon.com
Imagine removing your makeup fully without a drop of face wash? That’s what this adored Amazon’s Choice product promises. Just soak the polyester cloth in warm water and use gentle, circular motions to wipe away every trace of cosmetics — including waterproof mascara! Then throw it in the washing machine and dryer with the rest of your towels. It’s 20 percent off with on-page promotion right now, so pick up a few to keep in rotation — they really work!
Take it from this very qualified customer: “I'm a drag queen with pretty sensitive skin. I CAKE on the cosmetics to create my illusions, and the cold cream and terrycloth removal method was just not working. My skin would be raw, and I'd have to go through three cloths just to get 90 percent of my face off, and still have to go to bed with some eyeliner on. Cue MakeupEraser. This little puppy made me go from woman back to man in less than two minutes with JUST WATER. I have on full coverage stage foundation, enough powder to choke a horse, 24-hour wear lipstick, and tons of black eyeshadow with glitter. Buy it! It's awesome.
Shop it: The Original MakeUp Eraser, $16 with on-page promotion (was $20), amazon.com
Love cappuccinos and lattes but just haven't been able to achieve that heavenly foam at home? This frother makes it happen almost instantly: Just press a button and watch it go. It's the difference between our average Joe and a cafe-worthy cappuccino. Of course, it’s an Amazon #1 bestseller — and at just $15 (on sale from $18), think of all the cash you won't be forking over to a 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, $15 (was $18), amazon.com
Forget fabric softener sheets. These felted wool dryer balls — they’re actually made from New Zealand sheep — are the healthier, more eco-friendly way to achieve wrinkle- and static-free laundry straight out of the machine. They also reduce drying time by up to 25 percent and and last for more than 1,000 loads. Right now they’re 40 percent off!
“These six little wool balls have cut down my dryer time incredibly,” wrote a fan. “On heavy loads like towels I would always have to restart my dryer to give towels some extra dry time. Now towels are completely dry before the cycle even ends. That means we are saving money on electricity. The wool balls do not shed and come in a handy drawstring bag.”
Shop it: Ohoco Wool Dryer Balls, $9 (was $15), amazon.com
Getting kids to eat their dinner can be a Herculean effort, but this dinosaur-inspired pasta server should get them in the spirit. Oh, who are we kidding? We want this pre-historic Pastasaurus all to ourselves! It even has drainage holes built-in and snaggly teeth for gripping all of that spaghetti. It’s made of nonstick silicone and is top-rack dishwasher-safe, so honestly you may put your old pasta server and strainer into retirement after getting your hands on this little beast, which is 28 percent off.
“Pastasaurus has been my faithful pasta cooking companion since June 2014 and he looks as young as the day I got him. His teeth haven’t dulled and his color is still vibrant. I love being greeted by his toothy grin at meal times. We’ve boiled through a lot of pasta together too. Penne, rigatoni, fusilli, vermicelli — you name it, we’ve boiled it. We’ve also splashed through a rainbow of sauces, tomato-based, cream-based, oil-based, and he cleans up very well every time. Bonus: He’s a great hiding spot for Easter eggs!” wrote a happy customer.
Shop it: Pastasaurus pasta server, $8.50 (was $11.50), amazon.com
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