26 Clever Things On Amazon Every Adult AF Woman Needs
Getting older makes you question a lot of things in your life: your job, your finances, your wardrobe (can't get by on old college sweatshirts forever, sadly). But more than anything, it makes you wonder just how prepared you are for — well, everything. That’s why I rounded up some clever products that every woman needs to have because adulting is hard, but it's so much easier when you've got a little extra help along the way.
The good news is that morphing into the full-fledged, leafy greens-eating, marathon-running, organized adult of your dreams isn't impossible. It just takes work, and a big part of that labor is coming to terms with the fact that even the best-laid plans can sometimes go horribly awry, even if you're super-prepared for them. As a kid, you panic, but one of the benefits of having your act together as an adult is that you know how to roll with the punches.
The gadgets in this slideshow were all created to help make your day-to-day simpler and less stressful. That way, you can focus on what really matters, like cold pizza for breakfast and hunkering down for another weekend-long Netflix binge-fest. Because you know, priorities.
1Stay On Track With This Eco-Friendly Planner
This daily planner comes with a super-cute panda on the cover and will give you a scientific approach to managing your productivity and feeling better every day. Featuring daily, weekly, and monthly sections, this undated planner comes with six different e-books and a video series that can help you overcome procrastination, crush your goals, beat stress, and so much more. Built to last for three to six months and made from eco-friendly materials, this planner will help you make your happiness a priority.
2Block Painful Blisters With This Soothing Prevention Balm
This natural blister prevention balm is designed to protect your skin from painful blisters on your feet, and works by creating an invisible barrier that helps minimize friction and chafing on your skin. Unscented and made with beeswax, this hypoallergenic balm coats skin, but won't leave behind a greasy residue. It also comes in a convenient travel-sized bottle, so you can take it with you on the go. It can be used safely on any shoes, including sneakers, heels, and sandals.
3This Stylish Bamboo Holder That Will Give Your Phone A Good Charge
This two-in-one stand and charger is a super-stylish accessory that you can use to store most smartphones and tablets when they're not in use. Handcrafted from natural bamboo wood, this accessory is built to last and comes with a charging stand, a power input cable, a cutout for an Apple Watch charger, and also has hidden wire routing to keep cords out of sight. There's also useful little slots for pens.
4Quit Fumbling For Your Keys With This Mini Purse Light
No matter how big or small your purse is, it's easy to lose track of things. But with this sensor-driven mini handbag light, you can save time and find whatever you need — like keys, lipstick, and your phone — without fumbling. Once activated, this light will stay on for 10 seconds before shutting off automatically, making it super-convenient. It's great for a bed light, and it remains discreet enough to not distract the people around you.
5This Collapsible Diffuser That's Perfect For Curly Hair
If you have curly hair, diffusers can be a total lifesaver because they help disperse heat from hair dryers and protect your curls. What makes this diffuser a must-have is that it's totally collapsible, meaning it will fit flat into your purse, suitcase, or bag, so you can pack it along when you're traveling without taking up tons of space. Constructed to fit most hair dryer models, this silicone diffuser will help tone down frizz and give you great bounce. One reviewer writes: "I've never used a diffuser until now and I can't believe what I've been missing out on. My hair dried so fast, with a fraction of the amount of product I usually use, and was not frizzy at all."
6Keep Hot Styling Tools From Damaging Countertops With This Holder
You need a place to store hot styling tools so they won't burn your hands when you put them down (or scorch your countertops), which is why this bronze tools holder is a great pickup. It has two compartments with a wire grid, so tools won't clank together, and because the finish is rustproof and tough, you don't have to worry about it warping. From hair dryers to curling irons to flat irons, everything will fit here, and it's even useful for storing a few brushes and combs. You can even mount it on your bathroom wall for extra storage space.
7Add Some Color To Your Kitchen With This Set Of Four Cutting Boards
This set of four cutting boards os BPA-free and FDA approved, and also have built-in antimicrobial protection from germs. Best of all, each board is color-coded so you can separate which ones you use for meats, poultry, fish, fruits, and veggies. These boards are heat resistant up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, won't dull knives, and the set comes with a three-inch ceramic knife, which stays sharper longer than traditional stainless steel knives. It's also made from completely recycled plastic.
8Take Your Smoothies On-The-Go With This Travel Blender
This two-in-one individual-sized blender and sports bottle is great if you lead a super active life and love to always take your favorite smoothies, protein shakes, and more with you when you're out. The 20-oz sports bottle is safe to use in dishwashers and made from BPA-free plastic and fits into most car holders, while the blender has sharp blades that crush ice or frozen fruits with ease. When you're done blending, just switch out the blade for the included drinking lid.
9This Ultra-Luxurious Microfiber Towel That Helps Prevent Hair Damage
Wet hair is incredibly sensitive and easy to damage, but with this incredibly soft microfiber towel, you can protect your hair at its most vulnerable time and reduce drying time. Because this towel is made from moisture-absorbing microfiber it also helps to prevent frizz. Just wrap it around your head and continue getting ready in the morning while your hair dries — this thing won't slow you down. This particular towel is large enough to wrap around extra-thick or long hair, and is especially great for people with curly hair who are frizz-prone.
10Stock Up On All Your Toiletries With These TSA-Approved Travel Bottles
You can't pack bottles in your carry-on bag that are over 3.4 oz, which is super annoying, but you can save so much space (and hassle) if you have this set of silicone travel bottles before you hit the airport. Made from durable, BPA-free silicone, these leak-proof bottles come in a clear EVA bag and are TSA-approved for carry-ons because the bottles are below that 3.4-oz threshold, so you won't have to dump your toiletries out before flying. It also comes with a small jar for moisturizer or hair products.
11This Lap Desk That Makes It So Easy To Work From Anywhere
Whether you're working or just browsing on your laptop in bed or on the couch, you can still be comfy with this all-purpose lap desk, which comes with a cozy fleece cushion that's filled with conforming micro-beads that provide the ultimate in comfort and flexibility. Built to fit most standard laptops, this lap desk also comes with a handle, curved edge, and two storage compartments for storing things like your phone.
12Relieve Tired, Puffy Eyes With This Cooling Eye Mask
This eye mask offers something special that sets it apart from others. It's made with cooling beads that can be frozen to provide targeted relaxation and relief for puffy, tired eyes, migraines, and dark circles. Just slip this in the freezer to cool it way down, or if you're looking for more moderate results, just use it at room temperature. Either way, this mask is reusable and creates a soothing wrap for your skin.
13This Totally Innovative Clip-On Strainer That's A Real Space-Saver
This clip-on silicone strainer is brilliant — it's half the size of a normal colander and designed to clip on to the side of nearly all round pots, pans, and bowls to drain water from pasta and other dishes. Safe to run in the dishwasher, this BPA-free strainer is easy to maintain and saves a lot of space. One reviewer writes: "I have never been worried that it might un-clamp from my pot, but it's also not difficult to attach- no arm/hand strength needed!"
14Get A Brighter Smile With This Teeth Whitening Pen
Whitening strips and expensive treatments from the dentist can be tough to make time for, but this portable whitening pen does the job fast. Made with 35 percent carbamide peroxide (which works like hydrogen peroxide but breaks down slower than it, so results happen over time), this pen can fit in most bags, comes out in a gel form, and helps remove surface stains from coffee, wine, smoking, and other abrasive agents that damage the look of teeth. It's safe for sensitive teeth, and only takes a minute to start working.
15This Electric Spinner That Makes Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Fun
Cleaning makeup brushes after every use is necessary to keep bacteria from building up on them, but it can be a total time suck. Luckily, this three-step, electric makeup brush cleaner simplifies the process and does all the work for you. Just attach a brush to the spinner, fill the spinner bowl with soap and water, then dip brushes and spin the bowl to rinse them off. To dry, all you've got to spin it without water. This cleaner can accommodate up to eight brush sizes, too.
16This Rose-Scented Deodorant Spray That Will Leave You Feeling Fresher Than Ever
This rose-scented deodorant spray is a great choice if you're eco-conscious and prefer using aluminum-free deodorants that won't disrupt your body's natural detoxification system. This non-aerosol spray works to naturally get rid of the bacteria that causes odors, and is made with organic rosehip leaf and wild rose leaf extracts, which work as an astringent to tone skin and eliminate impurities. If you have under-arm irritation, you'll definitely want to try this because it's made with licorice root, which helps soothe red, inflamed skin.
17This Weird AF Ring That Actually Holds Nail Polish For You
This bizarre nail polish holder ring should be filed under strange things you never knew could make your life a million times easier if you feel like painting your nails without a flat surface nearby. With this ring, you have a built-in surface for your polish bottle to chill while you paint your nails, making spills a thing of the past. Small and lightweight to wear, but roomy enough to fit most bottles, this silicon ring is also easy to take off with wet nails.
18This Novelty Glass That Wine Drinkers Will Love
This hilarious wine glass — which is dishwasher safe and made with BPA-free materials — makes drinking straight from the bottle look actually funny. Just insert into your bottle of wine after you the bottle aerate for a minute. All you have to do is pour, sip, and enjoy — the silicone grip will prevent any spills or wine from falling out of the bottle, so every sip will be all yours.
19Float Your Keys On This Adorable Magnetic Cloud
This little cloud is way too cute to forget about, which makes it the perfect kind of holder for your keys, especially if you're always losing track of them. It attaches keys magnetically and stays on the wall through an adhesive backing, so no hooks, nails, or tacks needed when you're trying to install. This holder can fit a full set of keys too, so you have room to spare.
20Pack And Eat Lunch With These Ingenious Containers
If you're always packing salads or other snacks along for lunch, you'll be all about this portable salad container, which helps keep veggies, fruits, and other ingredients crisp, and also comes with a detachable fork and 2-oz container for dips and dressings. Made in an ergonomic design for easy gripping, this top-shelf dishwasher-safe container is the perfect way to pack and store salads. "These are perfect for meal preparation," wrote one reviewer of this container. "I really like that I can portion off whatever dip/salad dressing I'm using with the smaller container in the lid."
21This Collapsible Flosser That's Great To Take If You're Traveling
Water flossers are a great alternative to traditional string floss — they just use water to remove food, plaque, and debris — and this flosser is even better because it's designed for travel. Made with a collapsible design so it can easily be stored in bags when you're out of town, this cord-free flosser has two speeds (one for more sensitive gums) and a water reservoir. It's also completely waterproof, and puts out 1,400 pulses a minute.
22This UV Sterilizer That Eliminates 99.9 Percent Of All Germs From Your Smartphone
Smartphones have more bacteria on them than a toilet seat, but if you've got this smartphone sanitizer, yours won't be crawling with germs. That's because this sanitizer uses safe ultraviolet light to kill 99.9 percent of common household germs, including staph, e. Coli, and salmonella, and only takes six minutes to do it. Designed to fit most smartphones, this sanitizer also comes with a USB port and simultaneously can charge your phone while it cleans it — and you can even leave it there overnight. Additionally, you can add a few drops of essential oils for some aromatherapy, and clean your jewelry, watches, and headphone with this.
23This Exfoliating Brush That Helps Prevent Ingrown Hairs
This exfoliating brush treats and prevents both ingrown hairs and razor burn, so it's great as a pre- or post-shave treatment if you choose to remove body hair. It's flexible fiber bristles helps irritation from happening because the brush stimulates and releases trapped hair through the exfoliation process, so it doesn't get trapped under skin. Good on all skin types whether it's dry or wet, this brush offers an ergonomic grip and is super-comfortable to hold.
24Keep Produce Fresher For Longer With These Liners
These liners for the inside of fridge drawers are a simple, practical investment that can really pay off, especially if you buy produce but tend to forget about it. The foam in these liners helps air circulate in the draw, so veggies and fruits don't rot and spoil as quickly, and are easy to cut up with scissors, so you can trim them to fit your drawer size. One reviewer wrote: "I was very skeptical and very surprised but these work very well. My cucumbers, fruit, peppers and other vegetables seem to have a longer life and do not get the mold soft spots that leave a nasty mush in the bottom of the refrigerator."
25This Cleaning Brush That Makes Hairbrushes Look Like New Again
You might not think about it much, but your hairbrush actually needs cleaning sometimes too, which is why this hairbrush cleaner is such a useful grab. No matter what size your brush is, this tool helps rake out unwanted hairs in the base of your brush, and also removes dust, fluff, and other debris that might be lurking between bristles, so it doesn't wind up back in your hair. This can also restore old brushes to their former glory.
26These Super-Fun Wipes That Will Keep Wine From Staining Your Teeth
Wine is one of the worst causes of discoloration in enamel, but these all-natural wipes actually completely get rid of any stain that a glass of red might leave behind, leaving your enamel stronger and stain-free. They have a light citrus flavor that doesn't affect the taste of the wine, either.
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