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22 Weird But Brilliant Products On Amazon That Are Super Practical

I try to spend my money on items that are fairly functional — I can never resist a new organizational tool, multi-use kitchen tools, or anything that makes my life easier. And when I started going down the Amazon rabbit hole recently, I realized how many brilliant, practical products you can buy on there.

Overall, I've found that weird products trending on Amazon tend to also be unbelievably innovative and helpful, whether you realize it in the moment or not. You may not think you need a portable smoothie maker that charges your phone, but once you see how much money you save when you don't buy an eight dollar drink every day, you'll be glad you got it. Had you never caught sight of a night light made of salt, little winter booties for your dog, or a spatula for your makeup? Well, you'd never know your life could be made just that more convenient. Sure, a lot of this stuff is weird looking, but weren't we taught never to judge a book by its cover, or a silicone steamer by its freaky pig face (seriously, that one's really creepy looking)?

These 22 weird and brilliant products found on Amazon are special because they're interesting and unique, practical — and, in many cases, can perform double or even triple duty as multitasking time savers.

1. A Tool That Gets Every Drop Of Makeup And Cream Out Of The Bottle

Spatty Daddy, $12, Amazon

This amazing tool was featured on Shark Tank, so you know you're going to get something special, and the Spatty Daddy delivers: it's a flexible wand that fits inside the smallest makeup and skincare bottles so that you can dig out every last drop of goodness. No more wasting money on products — this dishwasher-safe gadget, which is BPA-free, helps you get the most out of your foundation, creams, and cleansers.

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2. A Water Bottle With A Sweet Storage Compartment

Contigo WATERSEAL Reusable Water Bottle With Storage Compartment, $13, Amazon

For all of those times when you want to bring a reusable water bottle out with you to the gym, but would love some extra hands to hold your keys or your ATM card, Contigo WATERSEAL Water Bottle offers a sweet, discreet storage compartment and more — it's made with BPA-free materials and the mouth is wide enough to fit ice cubes. This bottle is also dishwasher safe, is leak and spill proof, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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3. Stylish Waterproof Dog Boots Perfect For Night Walks

My Busy Dog Waterproof Dog Shoes With Reflective Velcro And Anti-Slip Sole, $36, Amazon

These adorable and functional waterproof dog shoes stand out from the rest because they feature reflective velcro to keep your pooch safe on night walks, come in different sizes so that they're a perfect match to your dog's paw, offer unbelievable traction and (according to many happy reviewers) do an excellent job at protecting a dog's sensitive paws from rain, snow, and all of the elements. Also: they're actually kind of stylish, perfect for chic dogs who won't just wear anything.

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4. A Gadget That Instantly Removes Lint And Fuzz From Clothes

Conair Fabric Defuzzer, $14, Amazon

How many times have you caught yourself on the way to work with cat hair on your shirt or a sweater filled with those pills that make it look older than it actually is? A lint roller is great, but it can only do so much. This battery-powered Conair Fabric Defuzzer quickly removes lint, fuzz, and pills from clothing, furniture, and blankets. It features a large shaving head, three setting for various fabrics, and a detachable lint catcher.

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5. An Egg-Shaped Tool That Makes Cleaning Makeup Brushes A Breeze

Komocare Cleaning Makeup Washing Brush, $3, Amazon

Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a bit of a drag. This egg-shaped mat speeds up the process by offering a silicone scrubbing pad that won't damage your bristles. It works on brushes of all size, and it will get rid of whatever gunk has been building up in there—and it'll do it much faster than with just your hands!

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6. A Nail Polish Holder Ring For On-The-Go Manis

Magift Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder Ring (3 pack), $9, Amazon

If you've always wished there was a more practical, mess-free way to polish your nails on the go (or at least sans table), this nail polish holder eliminates the need for a solid surface and can hold a bottle steady while you polish away. 3 pieces come in each set (along with a package of nail decals), and you rinse them in soap and water if they get dirty!

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7. A Flashy Leash That Will Keep Your Dog Safe

Blazin' Bison Blazin' Safety LED Dog Leash, $25, Amazon

Not only will this LED dog leash bring the party wherever you walk your dog, it will also keep your pooch (and you!) safe from traffic on night strolls, thanks to its visibility of 350 yards. This leash comes with three modes (on, strobe, and blink), can be charged from any device to run for seven hours, and comes in a variety of colors.

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8. A Sweet-Smelling Powder That Prevent Chafing

Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder, $10, Amazon

Although there is perhaps no worse name for a product in the history of products, more than 360 reviewers who helped give this anti-friction powder a very high rating on Amazon agree: it helps prevent chafing between the thighs, under breasts, and, yes, in places where the sun doesn't shine. Made with cornstarch and calamine powder, this fragranced powder can be applied on hot summer days or before workouts to help keep your body dry.

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9. The Water That Cleanses And Removes Makeup

Bioderma Water, $12, Amazon

This micellar water is a cult-favorite for a reason: it's, uh, mostly water. And why, you ask, should you buy this water? Because it's water (made a little more fancy with some cucumber extract) that removes makeup and cleanses your skin, even if your skin is very sensitive. It'll easily take off normal and water-resistant makeup, and it'll prep your skin for additional cleansing or moisturizing.

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10. A Creepy Pig-Faced Silicone Steamer

Marna Pink Piggy Steamer, $16, Amazon

Sure, it's creepy, but this pig-faced silicone steamer is an unbelievably helpful gadget that can be placed on top of any pot of greens, vegetables, or fish to steam them to perfection. It can also be used as a topper in the microwave to heat up food evenly while preventing spills.

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11. A Ring That Makes It Easier To Hold Your Phone

ESR Ring Holder/Finger Grip/Kickstand Zinc Alloy Finger Loop, $13, Amazon

Attach this zinc alloy finger loop to the back of your phone and welcome a better, safer way to hold your phone when your hands are full. The loop, which comes in black or rose-gold, can also be used as a kickstand for your phone and can easily be removed, washed by hand, and reused.

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12. A Portable Smoothie Maker That Can Charge Your Phone

TOWABO USB Juicer Cup, $40, Amazon

The TOWABO USB Juicer Cup serves so many purposes: it's a portable mini juicer that's simple to clean, you can use it to make everything from smoothies to baby food, and it comes with a charge device for cellphones. With so many incredible functions, there's no reason not to own one (or several).

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13. A Phone Charger That Kills Germs

PhoneSoap 2.0 UV Sanitizer and Universal Phone Charger, $50, Amazon

Why charge your phone by your bedside when you can charge it in the PhoneSoap 2.0, which will also happily kill gross germs like staph, e. coli, and salmonella using UV-C light technology? Up to 99.9 percent of bacteria will be destroyed in as little as 5 minutes, though you can charge it overnight. The case fits many different phone models— and it even got the nod of approval on Shark Tank.

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14. A Bogeyman Egg Separator

zdz Bogeyman Egg Separator, $8, Amazon

Any tool that makes cooking more joyful is alright by me, especially if it's this Bogeyman Egg Separator, which separates eggs and releases egg whites right through its gross little nose. Crack an egg into the top of this gadget, and it'll instantly divide yellow yolk from whites to make baking and cooking a little easier.

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15. A Natural Deodorant That Smells Heavenly

Rose + Vanilla Deodorant Jar, $11, Amazon

Interested in trying a natural deodorant? This Rose + Vanilla Deodorant scores major points among reviewers for its plant-based formula, incredible scent, and the fact that it absorbs easily into the skin — without scary chemicals like aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. Plus, you only need to use the tiniest bit for it to work!

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16. A Heated Pillow Massager You Can Use In The Car

Zyllion ZMA-13-BK Shiatsu Pillow Massager, $45, Amazon

This incredible heated pillow massager features 3-dimension deep-kneading massage nodes that automatically change direction every minute. Use it behind your neck, upper or lower back, on the abdomen, calves, or thigh areas — wherever you're experiencing muscle pain. You can even place it on your car seat to help loosen you up during long treks in horrible traffic.

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17. A Soothing Amber Air Purifier From The Himalayan Mountains

GRDE Himalayan Salt Lamps, $13, Amazon

The Himalayan Salt Lamp is perhaps the most unique and beautiful natural air purifier to come along in forever. It releases negative ions that both purify the air and help combat fatigue and sluggishness — so you're getting additional health benefits, according to its many fans. It's also super pretty and emits an amber glow that makes for a soothing night light.

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18. An Alarm Clock That Provides Gentle Sunrise Light

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Stimulation, $127, Amazon

You know that awful feeling you get when your alarm begins to blare and you're forced to get up out a bed in a cozy, pitch-black room? The Wake-Up Light provides colored sunrise stimulation that wakes you up gradually and peacefully. It has 5 natural and calming wake-up sounds, an FM radio, and a tap-to-snooze alarm clock.

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19. A Revolutionary Knife That Eliminates Cutting Boards

Clever Cutter 2-In-1 Food Chopper, $9, Amazon

Imagine a world of cooking that doesn't involve a cutting board and knife. It's a reality now — the Clever Cutter 2-In-1 Food Chopper makes that dream possible with an ergonomic, hand-held device that effortlessly chops veggies, fruits, and meat straight into your bowl or pan without the added step of using a cutting board. There's an option to purchase a stainless steel version as well!

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20. A Brow Gel That Stays On Forever

Wunderbrow Brow Gel, $21, Amazon

Once you've mastered the art of perfecting your eyebrows with brow gel, it's a bit deflating to know you'll have to wash it all off at the end of the day and start over in the morning. But Wunderbrow provides a smudge-proof formula that adds major oomph to brows and keeps them looking incredible until you're ready to remove it (even if that means two days later — we won't tell).

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21. A Gadget That Lets You Take Arm/Hand-Free Selfies

Hapurs Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera Shutter Release Self Timer, $7, Amazon

Taking selfies will forever be a fun way to spend a Sunday. But it's even better when you own this wireless remote for your phone, which gives you the power to take selfies without having to stick your arm out or use a selfie stick. Simply set your phone on a tripod or another resting spot, get into pose mode, and click a button on this tool to take the photo or video. The release timer is compatible with iPhones and Androids.

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22. The Longest Lasting Lip Tint Imaginable

Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint, $5, Amazon

Love the look of lip gloss, but hate how short lived it is and how you have to constantly re-apply it throughout the day? This Water Tint by Etude House is the perfect shade of cherry, one that is highly pigmented and can be used as a light tint or a richer gloss. But the real draw here is that one application lasts all day — through coffee, mealtime, and cocktails.

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