Posted: 2019-08-04

You Deserve A Gold Star, But Treat Yourself To One Of These 21 5-Star Products Instead

Buy yourself a little happy.

Reviewer placing their hand under the UV light to dry their gel nail polishReviewer's gel nail manicure in a grey color

1. A gel nail polish kit to help you maintain your gel manicure even when you don't feel like journeying to your fave nail shop. With this kit, nobody's gonna know that you didn't go to a professional - how would they know?

Promising review: "Must buy I was hesitant to buy it because I didn’t think I would be able to do my own nail. I figured once the salons opened I wouldn’t use it at all. The salons finally opened in California so I decided to get my nails done. The wait time was So long and the prices increased. I left the salon and ordered this kit. Let me just say that I love it. I did my mom’s and sister’s nails and they both loved it too. Super easy to use!" — maria

Buy on Amazon - $38.99

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2. A string light in copper color can be used as an added activity at the party. People can take photos and hang their favorites on the wall of lights. After the party, there will be plenty of photos of the night that can be reused as decoration for the next get-together.

Promising review: "Good product 66 feet long indeed. Smaller package than i expected and was a little tedious unwinding without tangling it, margaritas probably didnt help. Awesome lighting that is super easy to put up anywhere. Will probably buy more if i can find a place to put them." — kimmie

Buy on Amazon - $11.99

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3. A milk frother so you can make a cup of coffee that will put your local barista to shame. You may never buy a cup of coffee again. However, on days when you don't have time to make it to the local shop, you can get close to your favorite latte at home.

Promising review: "Lacks power update 02/04/2020: seller contacted me after submitting a 'warranty' on this product. They sent me a new frother that works SOOOOO much better. Sometimes you get the dud, but the company made it right and that is appreciated. Upgrading to 5 stars!This absolutely sucks. Doesn't matter how thick or thin the liquid you're trying to blend is, as soon as it is submerged it loses all power. Don't waste your money." — Britani S.

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4. A pair of super soft and fluffy slippers so you can feel like you're walking on a cloud with each step. Cue your theme song: I'm walking on sunshine... and don't it feel good! And, according to over 17,000 5-star reviews, it indeed does feel good.

Promising review: "Best purchase These are a must have. They fit perfect and feel amazing!" — Nolberto E. Cordero

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5. A weighted sleep mask that works similarly to a weighted blanket by providing slight pressure that mold to the shape of your face to promote a good night's rest.

Promising review: "The BEST MOST comfortable weighted eye mask for comfort. I'm suffering from terrible insomnia due to perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, etc) which has led to sleep anxiety. The weight of the mask is perfect. It helped when I had a migraine (only a little because, well it was a migraine) but did help me tolerate a tension headache. There are two sides of different material. The jersey knit side is helping my head stay cool. I believe the fleece side will be warmer but at this time in my life, I don't need warmer even though it is a cold winter here this year. It wraps around and stays...and more importantly is comfortable. I have no problem sleeping on my side. It is comfortable (sometimes I need to adjust it a bit though to get really comfy). It totally blocks out light. In fact, I slipped it off to see what time it was and was surprised to see it was 7am and very light (I thought my hubby turned the light on). If you wear earplugs like I do, you can adjust the sides to cover your ears so they don't pop out. I am extremely happy with this weighted eyemask and will recommend it over and over again." — petmom5

Buy on Amazon - $34.00

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flower pot that looks like a face in whiteflower pot that looks like a face in black

6. A charming flower pot that will add a touch of style to your decor, even on days when you're not feeling sohot.

Promising review: "Do it!! Do it now!!! I LOVE THIS! Karma has brought so much beauty to my work space! Yes I named her karma 😂 beautiful!" — Marisa

Buy on Amazon - $27.99

Available in 3 colors.

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the word clock next to potted plant reading

7. An LED clock that tells you what time it is, in words.

Promising review: "Dissatisfied I’m very disappointed. My word clock won’t stop blinking all the words! There is no manual or online FAQ to fix this. It doesn’t look that much like the photos either. I’m truly disappointed." — blankstart

Buy on Amazon - $25.99

Available in 2 colors.

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8. Are you looking for a Bluetooth karaoke microphone so you can headline your own living room show? Let's finalize your set list. Are you leaning towards old school classics or new bops?

Promising review: "Great mic! It's well packaged in a case together with a charging cord, aux cord, and 2 windscreens. I really loved this karaoke mic! I would say that the microphone is loud enough. Also, it has long battery life! Though it's not a professional mic, it's worth it! It's very easy and fun to use.[I have attached a video; using the microphone. It could be louder, but it's already late at night so I didn't sing that loud :))]" — Triciaaa

Buy on Amazon - $30.99

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9. Paper Mate felt tip pens are not only great for taking notes, but reviewers also recommend them for coloring. In addition to your afternoon doodle time, you can also use the pens at work.

Promising review: "flair med vs sharpie vs ultra fine flair I have been using sharpie felt tip pens throughout high school for notes but the problem with those were that the ink bled through the paper so I couldn't use the back side of the paper. Although the flair pens are not as bold as the sharpies, they don't bleed through. I can still write on the back of the paper. Also when you push down hard from the tip of the sharpie, the ink blobs and spreads. What I like about the flair pens is that even if you push down hard the ink doesn't spread- it stays contained. These are also odorless.NOTE: I also wanted to try out the ultra fine tip flair pens and got those as well, but those are extremely fine (I guess that's why they are "ultra fine"). The thing that I really like about the flair pens (MD point) is that they have a nice grip and they write smoothly. The only thing that I don't like necessarily like is the scratching sound that comes from it when I write with force- but then the solution to that is...don't write with force!My advise: if you write small and separated- use a sharpie pen. If you write big/bubbly or normal( computer style) - use a medium tip flair pen. If you write cursive and write lightly - use the flair ultra fine tip pens." — UncleCoolGifts

Buy on Amazon - $19.59

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10. Get your hands on a deck of giant Uno playing cards to level up your classic Uno game. They even come in a BTS version. Draw four becomes a lot more impactful when you play it with a giant Korean pop star on the card.

Promising review: "amazing. these cards are 𝓢𝓽𝓾𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰. i’m looking forward to literally blowing my opponents away with the intense gust of wind these cards create as they slam down onto the pile. (•: the print quality is amazing and they all look beautiful of course! i included some pictures with an original BTS uno card and one with my cat for size comparison. :•) 10/10 you should definitely buy these!!" — rose (^:

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11. A pack of 12 velvet hair scrunchies because your summer pigtails deserve only the best. Your messy bun just got a big upgrade!

Promising review: "Great quality! Just order these 36 pack of scrunchies on the 15th, was suppose to arrive on the 22nd and just received them in the mail TODAY (18th). So happy with how they turned out! They all were in perfect condition, I tugged and pulled each and every single one of them and none of them broke or snapped. Very HAPPY with this purchase and recommend it!I’m also obsessed with all the shades of colors 😍🙌🏽" — Amazon Customer

Buy on Amazon - $8.99

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12. A lip gloss trio that will keep your lips looking glossy and fabulous all the time.

Promising review: "Don’t worry about the synthetic oil here’s why I love this product and it was worth my money! A lot say that u shouldn’t get it because it has synthetic jojoba oil but if u look it up it’s completely different than motor oils. It’s made from jojoba and it’s only chemical classification is wax. From my understanding your completely fine !" — Diamond ❤️

Buy on Amazon - $3.49

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13. A mini retro speaker might seem too small, but it packs a mighty punch when it comes to sound.

Promising review: "Small but amazing! I first encountered this product on Kickstarter as Muzen Wild Mini (the military-styled one) and backed it with curiosity. I don't normally have a very high expectation with crowdfunding projects as some of them eventually just turned out to be fraud. However, I was amazed by the Muzen project, both in its fulfillment speed and the quality of the product. Therefore, without a second thought, I bought another one (the Muzen Button) on Amazon and decide to give it a proper review.As someone who shops on Amazon weekly and just too lazy to leave any product review, this was a first to me as well. Both Muzen Wild Mini and Button came with a nice, gift-ready, packaging, including an artistically designed case and carrying bag. This is really considerate for you to gift this mini stereo out and don't have to bother to find additional gift bags.-The quality: of both stereos is AMAZING! You feel it by just holding on to them. The Wild Mini has a pretty authentic look as a mimic of the comm speaker you will see in military vehicles, such as HMMWV, and it has a solid metallic shell with quality weight. The Button has a polished metal-plastic blend texture, lighter and smaller than the Wild Mini, but also of great quality.-The sound: Wow.. just wow! This tiny stereo packs a punch! Though I understand the battery life (I haven't checked it yet) of it probably can't compare with those bigger ones, I didn't expect it has a sound that's even comparable with them. I guess I was wrong.-The value: These stereos are about $100 or below and for the service and quality of them, I think it's definitely worth it, both as a gift or compact mobile stereo/speaker.Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase and would love to recommend it to those who are looking for a similar, "to-be-surprised', experience." — Fang ZHANG

Buy on Amazon - $75.00

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14. A Fujifilm Instax instant camera is the perfect way to capture every moment. Sure, you have a cellphone, but having tangible photos that you can hang around the house or keep in your wallet provides a nostalgic souvenir of all the fun times you've had.

Promising review: "Definitely worth it. I love my new Instax! The "Ehs":- A bit bulkier than my Instax Mini 25 (Maybe even heavier?)- The peep hole STILL is just a HOLE. Gosh I hate this.- I was disappointed in the "diamond" button - I was expecting something much better. This is literally a squishy thing that's falls right off. I would never bring it somewhere because it would be lost in seconds. Without it there's a little hole and that's kinda dumb. (And yes, I tried with the sticker)Also...- I don't know that the selfie mirror is going to help much.- I don't notice a difference in picture quality yet.The good:- New colors! My favorite color was the main reason I upgraded.- Mirror for selfies- Design is more cute of the camera. Like the ON button, the back, the lens, etc.- Apparently the settings are auto now?! (I never changed them on my old one anyways though)Overall I am very happy and glad I upgraded! It is so pretty and fun to use!" — Jacqueline

Buy on Amazon - $74.95

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15. A pack of silicone face mask brushes to add a little efficiency to your face mask routine. This brush will help to evenly apply your mask and will also keep your fingers clean.

Promising review: "Works great, but hard to spread evenly I purchased this silicone brush and a bristle brush to compare face mask applications. I was tired of feeling like I wasting product and also wanted something cleaner. It is it to use and the shape is perfect to get in small spots. Still preferred the bristle brush as it provided more even coverage. This brush would be perfect for mixing your own mask or for those mask that you want to goop on a little more. I attached a picture comparing the coverage of both brushes." — EJ

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16. A rainfall showerhead that makes you feel like you are showering in a luxury spa or an actual waterfall on a beach vacation. Each time you use it, you'll be reminded that you are worth luxury.

Promising review: "Works great, easy install This project took me all of 10 minutes to install. No tools needed besides one provided. I didn't need to use the provided thread tape because the rubber 0-rings worked fine. The arm allows for perfect adjustment of height and angle. Now I feel like i'm standing in the rain forest under a gentle rain." — Amazon Customer

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17. A compact cold brew maker perfect for people who want to wake up to a delicious cup of ice cold coffee. You can prepare the night before.

Promising review: "Yeassss!!! #coldbrewlife This Takeya cold brew coffee jug is wonderful! I know a lot of people use Mason jars, however, I wanted something easier to grab from the fridge and more lightweight (and cheaper!). I have used Takeya products before and have been impressed with their durability as well as the easiness of cleaning them. This cold brew jug has only 4 pieces; the jug, the handle, the lid, and the coffee filter. The coffee filter has an extremely fine mesh and it has not let through even the finest of coffee grounds. It is really easy to clean! The filter, after filling it with your favorite coffee (I find non-flavored coffee to taste best during the cold brew process) then screws into the lid. After you have filled up the jug about 85% of the way with filter water, you place the filter (already attached to the lid) into the water filled jug and screw it on! The coffee will have a great flavor within 8 hours, however, it is most potent by 24hrs and stays fresh up to 72hrs in my opinion. Remember, you are brewing a coffee concentrate as about 1 cup of grounds are used to brew. Mix with 2 parts water or you will... well, be like me that didn't read the directions and was up until 3am with a caffeine high, lol. Overall, I am really pleased with this purchase!If you found this review and pictures helpful in making a decision regarding purchasing this item, please let me know below :)" —

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18. Pair of horizontal glasses lets you watch TV and play games without neck and eye strain!

Promising review: "GAME CHANGER I am typing this review reclined like a glorious Greek god and wearing these ridiculous spectacles. Do I need them for any legitimate reason? No. But with these, I am one big step closer to achieving laziness Nirvana.They do reduce your visual field somewhat, but the optical clarity is great. My neck has never felt better while typing an Amazon review in bed. The only downside is that they’re a little heavy, so I have a nice imprint of these on my face after I wear them.Worth it? Yes." — Kathryn Crawford

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the duvet set in gray

19. After a long day, you deserve to sink into your own personal cloud. This plush, double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set has faux fur on one side and velvet on the other, so you can flip back and forth between two dreamy comfort options.

Promising review: "Doooo it!!! If my house caught on fire, this is the first thing I’d grab. But seriously, this is one of my favorite things in my whole house. I feel like it tied my entire room together. I get so many compliments on it and it seriously so cozy and well made. My only complaint would be how hard thing thing makes it to get out of bed in the mornings. It’s incredibly soft and isn’t the type of “fur” that will mat and get gross looking over time. I rely heavily on reviews when I buy things so I’m here to tell you- If you’re on the fence about buying this.. do it!! Also, the pillowcases are amazing also. Super soft and the pompom fringe is adorable." — Sk

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A rose gold lighter with an electric current BuzzFeed editor lighting a candle

20. A rose gold rechargeable electric lighter so you're always ready to set the mood. The lighter is windproof and waterproof so you can feel free to throw it in your bag for the next camping trip, too.

Promising review: "So loud!! Makes a high pitch deafening sound when in use, all dogs and people in the house hated it. I will be replacing with something else. Charge doesn’t seem to last very long. Cool concept but not well executed, unfortunately" — Erin

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a variety of soap bars

21. An artisanal French soap bar in case you're looking for a luxury soap for an affordable price that looks as pretty as a picture and feels just as good.

Promising review: "Rose Soap smells Wonderful Amazon needs to work on reducing unnecessary packing waste! A whole box and plastic air cushions for one bar of soap? The soap itself smells great though. I bought the rose and it smells real not synthetic." — A Customer

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