37 Products That Did Their Job So Well They Deserve a Raise | 22 Words
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Do you ever have days where you work so hard and you really just want your efforts to be recognized? Perhaps through lavish praise and a salary increase, maybe? Well, these products might just be in the same boat. They all made it onto this list of recognition by exceeding expectations with their performance.

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From little tools you may not even have known you needed (like a detergent catcher or putty that you can detail your car with) to lip scrubs and baby balms that capitalize on the effectiveness of natural ingredients, we hope you'll find something you like. Once you've tried some of them for yourself, I'm sure you'll agree that these products are simply not getting paid enough. Let's get em that corner office they so deserve!

These Quick Dry Yoga/Aqua Socks are a Must-Have for Sporty People

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If you're into yoga or aqua sports, then you'll be familiar with these quick-dry active socks. They're especially great when you're trying to do some sick pilates poses but keep slip-sliding in your own *ahem* perspiration. With so many unique colors, it'll be easy to find one that suits you and your sport of choice.

This Set of Paring Knives Are Absolutely Amazing at Their Job

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These paring knives have rave reviews for a reason. They carve up fruit super nicely and with so many in one pack, you can have one on hand in basically any situation. I keep a couple in my kitchen inventory and gave a few to friends. The rest I've stored so that when the knives dull or break eventually, I'll have handy backups ready to go.

This Rheumatitis Assist Tool Makes Opening Jars Way Easier

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It absolutely sucks when you can't do what is considered a basic task because of uncontrollable circumstances. Having rheumatism, I imagine, is similar (but worse) to carpal tunnel. I suffer from the latter, and sometimes the simplest of tasks such as opening a pickle jar can leave me frustrated and in tears. On the advice of a friend, I tried this assist tool that has made a world of difference when I have a flare-up. It grips the jar so I don't have to overwork myself for a sandwich topping.

These Air Filters Help You Breathe Easy

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Could the air in your home use a re-fresh? These Veva air filters are here to save the day. They're compatible with the popular Blueair Blue Pure 411 air purifier, use activated carbon mesh to keep harmful particles out of the air, and are easy to pop in and out.

This Essence Princess Mascara Makes Your Lashes Lush

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Hate wearing falsies but love the look? Essence Lash Princess mascara has got to be one of my favorites to create that fake lash effect without all the hassle of glue and poking myself in the eyeballs. It's super affordable as well as cruelty-free. The conic fibers grip your lashes and separate them for a bold look while never clumping or fading. Definitely deserves a corner office (or at least, a spot in your corner).

These Welly Bandages Come in Their Own Little Tin

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How cute are these bandaids? They come in their own little, dedicated tin and are free of common allergies, such as latex, sesame oil, gluten, silicone, and animal products. I like that they come individually wrapped so that there's no contamination happening when you're digging around looking for the Neosporin.

This Portable Cereal Cup Lets You Take the Most Important Meal With You

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If you find yourself always on the go and realize your love of cereal is taking a massive blow, this portable cereal cup was basically made for you. It features a dual cup so you never have to endure the agony that is soggy cereal, even if you get stuck in traffic or on the subway for what seems like hours.

This Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub Melts Away Dead Skin to Reveal Your Soft Pout

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Summer, winter, fall, doesn't matter the season or how hydrated I am (not), my lips will almost always be peeling and protesting. To combat that annoyance, I turn to lip scrubs. This Ultra Sexy Scrub from Handmade Heroes is one of my favorites. The coconut mixed with jojoba oil restores and maintains moisture, while yummy sugar removes the ugly dead skin.

This Heavy Duty Double Sided Tape is Made for Tough Projects

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You can literally fix or make anything with this transparent, heavy-duty double-sided tape. It can be used as pseudo-command strips, and work the same way without damaging the surfaces it sticks to. I've used it to stick things as heavy as a spice rack to my walls, and it's definitely way easier than drilling holes for that kind of thing.

This Under-The-Cabinet Jar Opener Makes Meal Prep Easy Without Adding Clutter to Your Kitchen

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I love gadgets like this because they're super useful, improve my quality of life, and don't take up extra space on the countertops. It's been great having this under-the-cabinet jar opener to do the heavy lifting (gripping?) for me, without any added clutter.

This Biore Rose Quartz And Charcoal Facial Cleanser Duo Will Make Your Skin Rejoice

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If there's anything I love more than activated charcoal in my beauty routine, it's an added rose gold aesthetic. Biore is well-known for its deep cleansers and pore scrubbers. This rose quartz-charcoal duo is no exception. It's amazing for oily skin and removing impurities. You and your face will definitely feel soft, rejuvenated, and loved after using these products.

This Car Detailing Putty Cleans All the Nooks and Crannies in Your Car with Ease

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Silly as it looks, this car detailing putty is a force to reckoned with. As a malleable form, it can dig deep into crevices like your vents and catch all that nasty dusty and grossness that you can't reach otherwise. It will also pick up things you might not even notice, such as pieces of old receipts and tissues. It's easy to use, fun to touch and does the job perfectly.

This Handy Gadget Keeps Your Laundry Detergent Contained

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One of my biggest pet peeves in the laundry room is detergent spillage everywhere. I stumbled across this neat little gadget that attaches to the detergent bottle and I'm so glad I did. It works to catch any excess product so that cleanup is way easier and you don't risk slipping in spilled soap.

This Stainless Steel Cutlery Set is Sustainable and Convenient

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How cute is this stainless steel cutlery set? Each utensil comes apart for easy storage in its own dedicated little case. These are ideal for camping, students, taking to and from work, etc. It takes up so little room, you could just slip it into your pocket when you leave the house, should you run into a situation where you might need to taste some delicious food.

These Command Strips Let You Personalize Your Walls Easily

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Command strips are essential in my household, as I don't own an electric drill and I don't have the patience to hack into the wall with a hammer and screwdriver. Plus, it's a rental, so I can't put a bunch of holes in walls that I do not own.

This Face and Body Mud Mask is the Perfect Addition to Your Pampering Routine

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l love mud masks and this dead sea one is no exception. They feel cool and refreshing when I smooth it onto my skin after a shower, and are super satisfying to wash off once it's dried. This brand uses a blend of vitamins as well as the core of bentonite clay. It really helps with my acne and reduces the appearance of my pores. Love, love, love.

This Universal Hair Diffuser Lets You Style Like a Pro at Home

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If you've never used a hair diffuser, you won't know what you're missing. Heat tools are pretty damaging and blowdrying can cause unwanted frizz and disruption to your gorgeous locks. I picked up this universal diffuser and have noticed a definite increase in health and shine to my hair. Short or long hair will both benefit from this tool.

This Pet Hair Remover Works so You Can Still Wear that Cute Little Black Dress

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We love our animals so much that they're family. That doesn't mean that we can't still be annoyed at the amount of hair sticking to what seems like every surface we don't want it on. I'm talking black sweaters, couch cushions, all of your socks. That's why this eco-friendly hair shaver is so awesome. It's easy to use and doesn't require adhesives, making it a super sustainable choice. It's always awesome when something works amazingly and is amazing for the environment.

This Styling Hair Brush Ensures Your Curls Look and Feel Their Best

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You may have heard Denman's name floating around in the salon circles, and for good reason. These brushes make curls bounce like they're in an inflatable castle, while also adding shine and luster.

This Healing Ointment That You Can Use From Head to Toe

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For everything from eczema to chapped noses, this super balm has got you covered. With chamomile, beeswax, and coconut oil, it's definitely super soothing. Rest assured there are no scary toxins or chemicals in the ingredients list, as well. I love this balm so much, I use it on my own contact dermatitis and it has helped so much.

This Continuous Mist Sprayer is Awesome for Summer

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Reminiscing about those thermal sprays from Evian and Avene? You can make your own with these refillable fine misters. I like to fill mine with distilled water and different essential oils, based on what vibes I want for my surroundings. They're well-made and durable, and you'll definitely find yourself reaching for them often this summer.

This Portable Electric Wine Opener Will Be the New Guest of Honour at Girls' Night

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If you've only ever used manual corkscrews, you're in for a treat. Save time and energy with an electric wine opener like this one. It also makes sure you won't accidentally have to deal with stray bits of cork still stuck in the neck of the bottle. Wine night is a special night, and you shouldn't have to do the heavy lifting before getting to enjoy it.

These Ice Ball Molds Make the Perfect Spheres of Icy Goodness for Cocktail Hour

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There's something impressive about just gigantic spheres of ice. They seem to add a level of sophistication to any cocktail and, I don't know about anyone else, actually make the drink taste better. Without tiny pieces of ice melting at different rates into your beverage, try these huge ice balls instead.

This Shampoo Brush Doubles as an Effective Scalp Massager

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Before I started using a shampoo brush, I always felt like my hair wasn't really getting cleaned properly. I also found that my shampoo didn't lather as much as I thought it should and I would end up going through the bottle way too quickly. This scalp massaging brush has definitely helped with both of those issues and I'm really glad I gave it a try. It's now become a staple in my shower routine.

This Microfibre Towel is an Easy Way to Dry Your Hair Without Damaging It

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I don't love blow drying my hair, but having long, wet hair soaking into my clean clothes is super annoying. I decided to invest in one of these microfiber hair towels with a dedicated twist to keep hair in place. It's cute and I feel like I'm a young '80s housewife as I do housework with my hair twisted on top of my head.

This Shea And Apple Butter Lip Chap Is Amazing At Keeping Your Lips Moisturized

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After doing a lip scrub, you're going to want to add back some of the moisture lost from exfoliating. I recommend this apple butter lip mask, which uses real apple butter and really softens your lips. It comes with a cute little spatula to prevent cross-contamination, and the minimalist design makes me want to keep it out on display.

This Facial Scrub Uses Manuka Honey and Walnuts for Skin Perfection

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Just like with the lips, your face could probably use some rejuvenating. Microdermabrasion products are pretty pricey, so it's nice to be able to do something similar from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the cost. One of my faves for that is the revive manuka honey walnut scrub & mask. I really like that it does both deep cleansing and masking; I can relax while it works and still get the benefits of a scrub when I wash it off. My skin is always soft and fresh after.

This Citrus Deoderizer Keeps Your Home Smelling Fresh and Envigorating

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Having animals means dealing with a certain amount of odor. Sometimes they bring in some really nasty smells though, maybe from rolling around in a dead something or another, or just by being their adorable, stinky selves. This citrus odor eliminator is just the thing, therefore, to combat that problem. The fresh scent of oranges rids my home of unfortunate smells so that I can go back to enjoying the company of my fur babies.

This Car Tissue Holder Keeps the Kleenex Easy to Reach

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Any way to keep the interior of my car organized is a welcome addition. These tissue holders are awesome and doubly useful in that they make it easier to reach for a kleenex with one hand without having to fumble around and cause a potentially dangerous situation. Highly recommend!

This Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap is Soft on the Skin and Tough on Bacteria

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Mrs. Meyer has been a resident in my home for a couple of years now and we are very happy with her presence. I love her hand soaps in particular, as they always leave my hands soft and fresh-feeling. This pack of three is of great value and lets me keep one at every sink in the house.

This Psoriasis Shampoo and Conditioner Will Relieve Your Scalp

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Psoriasis is such a pain in the you-know-what and finding a good shampoo-conditioner duo to combat it is hard. Luckily, I ran across this option where its reviewers were singing praise for it. My scalp is way less itchy after starting to use it and there's no fragrance, making it properly hypoallergenic.d

This Coconut Hibiscus Hair Mousse Keeps Your Locks Refreshed and in Place

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Sheamoisture makes some amazing products, and its curl-enhancing smoothie is no exception. It contains silk protein and neem oil to really bring out the shine and push back the frizz so that your hair looks and feels the best it's ever done. Personally, my curls have never been as distinguished as they've been since I started using this mask.

This Inflatable Pool Float Lets You Relax Optimally this Summer

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Pool parties during hot summer days are the best and here's a way to make them even better. This 4-in-1 pool float is the perfect addition to swim day. Bring your mojito with you into the water and relax under the bright, gorgeous sun. I really like the design of it, as well.

This Silicone Face Scrubber Cleans Your Face Without Collecting Bacteria

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Just like with the shampoo brush, I find that these silicone face scrubbers have made washing my face more effective. They're ergonomic to hold and I like that the silicone prevents bacteria growth. I use one to lather my face wash, while the other one I reserve for massaging serums and moisturizers after a good cleanse.

This Large Sun Visor Will Become Your Favourite Accessory This Beach Season

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Summer means sun which means protection against harmful UV rays very necessary. Sunscreen is a must, but so is a good hat with a wide brim. This visor has become one of my closet staples. It's very contemporary chic and keeps the heat and glare off of my visage and eyes when I'm out with the dogs or hanging out on the beach.

This Hyaluronic Vitamin C Serum Replenishes Moisture to Your Skin

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I will always be a strong advocate for vitamin C serums, and this brand is one of my favorites. It's enriched with vitamin E for nourishing and anti-aging properties, as well as hyaluronic acid for that coveted moisture. I find its brightened dark spots and really just evened out my complexion overall. Try it for yourself to see!

These Insulated Water Bottles Keep Your Drink the Perfect Temperature

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I'm one of those people who really like my drinks either really intensely cold or so hot you could poach an egg in it. Thus, insulated water bottles like this one are my jam. My favorite part of this one though and the reason I'm so partial to it is that it has a built-in straw that stays put. It's also leakproof, like actually leakproof, and comes in so many different gorgeous colors.